PILBARA Ports has reported a total monthly throughput of 65.4 million tonnes for April 2024.

This figure is a 13% increase compared with that of April 2023.

The Port of Port Hedland handled 50.1 million tonnes in April this year, of which 49.4 million tonnes was iron ore exports. This was a 14% increase to total throughput compared to April 2023.

Imports through the Port of Port Hedland totalled 180,000 tonnes, a decrease of 9% compared to April 2023.

The Port of Dampier delivered a total throughput of 14.2 million tonnes, which was an 11% increase from April 2023.

Imports through the Port of Dampier came to 170,000 tonnes, an increase of 57% from April 2023.

PPA noted several factors influence the fluctuation of throughput, including changes in market conditions, port maintenance operations and proponent needs.

Total throughput across all ports since 1 July 2023 is 617.9 million tonnes.