PORT of Fremantle saw an influx of container throughput in October, driven by an increase in both imports and exports.

Fremantle Ports handled a total of 77,436 TEU in October this year.

The port’s total throughput for the month was an increase of 10% on the previous month, and an increase of 6% on October 2022.

The influx of containers through the port was driven by increases in both exports and imports – up 14% and 9%, respectively, compared with the previous month.

Compared with October 2022, exports were up 9% and imports were up 1%.

Month-on-month, the total coastal trade was down 14% to 6566 TEU, and down 8% compared with the same month last year.

In October this year, the port handled a total of 70,879 TEU in international container trade (both imports and exports).

This was an increase of 13% on the previous month and 8% on the same month last year.