TOTAL monthly throughput at the ports managed by Pilbara Ports Authority came to 52.4 million tonnes in February, according to the latest available trade statistics.

This throughput was a 1% increase compared to February 2021.

Port Hedland saw a monthly throughput of 39.9 million tonnes, of which 39.4 million tonnes was iron ore exports. This was a 5% increase to total throughput compared to February 2021.

Imports through the Port of Port Hedland totalled 164,000 tonnes, an increase of 17% compared with February 2021.

The Port of Dampier delivered a total throughput of 11.6 million tonnes, an 11% decrease from February 2021.

Imports through the Port of Dampier totalled 96,000 tonnes, an increase of 105% from February 2021.