PORTS Australia has take industry data and transformed it into a new multi-layered online resource with a stylish and accessible format.

“We’ve endeavoured to create a representation of the ports industry through an even tighter scope with a focus on specific, individualised data, that which cannot be found through government-produced publications,” Ports Australia CEO Mike Gallacher said.

The new representation features a range of metrics with which ports’ trade are measured, including throughput in mass tonnes, monetary value of cargo, types of cargo, and numbers of vessel calls.

“One thing we value at Ports Australia is showcasing the value of our nation’s ports and there’s no better representation than the impressive numbers they turnover in trade.

“This is a one-stop-shop for everything data when it comes to ports. The ability to compare the throughput of two ports from opposite sides of the nation is the ability to analyse Australia’s wealth of resources across the states, territories, and regions.

“The effort we’ve put into the site’s style and accessibility reflects how useful we believe it will be for industry members, parliamentarians, journalists, scholars, and school children,” he said.

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Mr Gallacher said this resource comes at a time when accessible information is imperative to improving public confidence in the sector.

“With greater awareness across government, industry and the public, we can avoid information vacuums which lead to situations like the panic-buying saga during the early stages of COVID-19.

“It’s clear that even if the supply chain industry knows there is no chinks in its armour or shortages in its trading commodities, it only takes some public uncertainty to create panic.

“We believe this resource can bridge information gaps and provide a true representation of the state of Australia’s ports sector,” Mr Gallacher said.

The resource can be accessed at: https://www.portsaustralia.com.au/resources/trade-statistics

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