Wednesday 19th Sep, 2018

Trade volumes for Pilbara increase in July

Photo: Southern Cross Maritime
Photo: Southern Cross Maritime

PILBARA Ports Authority reported an increase in total throughput for July – up 6% on the same month last year.

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Total throughput at the ports was reported at 56.1m tonnes for the month.

Port Hedland accounted for most of that, with 41.5m tonnes total throughput for the month – an increase of 7% on the same month last year.

Of that, 40.1m tonnes were iron ore exports, which was an increase of 7% on last year.

Imports through Port Hedland saw a 27% increase over the period, reaching 171,000 tonnes this past July.

Port of Dampier also saw significant increases in imports over last year, increasing 52% to 108,000 tonnes.

However, Dampier saw a slight decrease in total throughput, down 3% to 13.8m tonnes.





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