Tuesday 17th Oct, 2017

September a good month for bulk in the Pilbara

Photo: Southern Cross Maritime
Photo: Southern Cross Maritime

PILBARA Ports reported a total monthly throughput increase of 5% to 59.2m tonnes of cargo for the month of September for all of the ports that it manages.

The month’s cargo numbers reflect a 2% increase on August 2017’s throughput.

Port of Port Hedland, of course, handled the largest share of PPA’s total in September with 44m tonnes or 36% of PPA’s total throughput.

Hedland’s total throughput was up 4% on the same month last year.

Iron ore accounted for nearly all of the Port’s throughput, or 43.3m tonnes, an increase of 4% on last year.

Imports through Hedland increased 17% from the same month in 2016 to 140,000 tonnes.

Port Dampier’s total throughput also saw an increase on September 2016 – 9% to 15.2m tonnes.

This increase was despite a 2% decrease in imports to 69,000 tonnes.

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