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PILBARA Ports Authority announced a 2% increase in total throughput last month, compared to February 2018.

PPA’s ports handled a total of 54.4m tonnes of cargo over the month, bringing the total throughput for the current financial year (to date) to 459.9m tonnes, an increase of 1% on the same period last year.

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Port Hedland ‘s throughput for this past February came to 39.4m tonnes, of which 39.1m tonnes was iron ore. The port’s total throughput was less than 1% more than February 2018’s total cargo.

Imports through the port totalled 163,000 tonnes, a decrease of 3% on the same month last year.

Looking at the Port of Dampier, we find a monthly throughput of 14.5m tonnes, an increase of 5% on the same month last year. Imports through the port increased 3% on February 2018 to 87,000 tonnes.

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