PILBARA Ports Authority’s cyclone response procedure has been activated in response to Cyclone Damien which is expected to hit the West Australian coast on Saturday. It issued a statement saying that the Port of Port Hedland has moved to Cyclone Alert Stage 3 – Clear Port.
The Port Of Dampier has completed Stage 3 – Clear Port and has moved to Stage 4 – Shut Down as at 1200 hours on 7 February 2020.
Meanwhile, the port authority released its throughput figures for the month of January which paint a consistent picture of export activity. Pilbara Ports Authority delivered a total monthly throughput of 55 million tonnes in the month of January 2020. This was a 1% decrease compared to the same month in 2019.
The total throughput for the 2019/20 financial year to date is 411.3Mt, an increase of 1% from the same time last year.
The Port of Port Hedland achieved a monthly throughput of 41Mt, of which 40.4Mt was iron ore exports. The monthly throughput was a 3% decrease from January 2019.
Imports through the Port of Port Hedland totalled 191,000 tonnes, an increase of 97% from the same month in 2019.
The Port of Dampier delivered a total monthly throughput of 13Mt, an increase of 4% from January 2019.
Imports through the Port of Dampier totalled 124,000 tonnes, an increase of 13% from the same month in 2019.