AFTER hitting its highest level since October last year, container throughput at the Port of Fremantle dropped significantly, according to the latest trade statistics available from Fremantle Ports.

Total throughput for August 2020 was reported to be 64,019 TEU, a 14% decrease on July’s figures, largely due to exports dropping by 9904 TEU. Throughput for the month did manage to pip August 2019’s figures by 1% or 639 TEU.

Full imports made up a majority of the port’s throughput, with 33,183 TEU, or 52%, of full containers being unloaded at the port. An additional 1219 TEU of empty containers were also received during the month. Overseas ports accounted for 70% of August’s imports.

Of the total 29,617 TEU exported, 55% were full containers, the remainder being empties with 97% of all exports being sent to faraway lands.