PILBARA Ports Authority has reported throughput for November to be 54.4m tonnes, a 3% decrease when compared to the same month last year.

Port Hedland’s throughput sat at 39.7m tonnes (of which 39.1m tonnes was iron ore exports) – a decrease of 6% on November 2017.

Imports through the ports saw a larger rate of change over the period – 42% – albeit in smaller volumes; imports through Hedland came to 109,000 tonnes in November 2018.


Port Dampier’s total November throughput was in line with the same month last year, at 13.7m tonnes.

Imports into Dampier increased 59% over the period to 125,000 tonnes.