Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Mining and Heavy Industries

Rise in throughput at Pilbara Ports

Pilbara Ports Authority says it has delivered total monthly throughput of 56.3 million tonnes for the month of September, up 3% from the same month last year.

PPA is the authority responsible for a number of ports in WA’s north-west, chiefly the massive iron ore ports of Port Hedland and Dampier.

Port Hedland achieved a monthly throughput of 42.4mt in September, a 6% rise from the previous year. Iron ore exports, specifically, totalled 41.8mt, an increase of 6%.

Imports totalled 170,000 tonnes, up 46,000 tonnes or 37% from the previous year.

Dampier delivered total monthly throughput of 13.9m tonnes, a decrease of 3% from the same month in 2015.

Meanwhile imports totalled 71,000 tonnes, down 36,000 tonnes or 34% from the previous year.

This article originally appeared on ABHR affiliate site Lloyd’s List Australia.

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