Pilbara ports set new export record

Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) has delivered a record annual throughput of 699.3 million tonnes (Mt) for the 2017/18 financial year.

This is an increase of 30.7Mt or 5% from last year’s annual throughput.

In June 2018, PPA achieved a total monthly throughput of 63.4Mt, an increase of 14% from the previous year.

Port of Port Hedland

The Port of Port Hedland achieved a record annual throughput of 519.4Mt, an increase of 18.4Mt or 4% from the previous year.

Iron ore exports for the year totalled 508.9Mt, an increase of 14.3Mt or 3% from the previous year.

Iron ore exports in June totalled 47.2Mt, an increase of 4.2Mt or 10% from the same time last year.

Imports for the year totalled 1.7Mt, an increase of 91,000 tonnes or 6% from the previous year.

June imports totalled 174,000 tonnes, an increase of 7,000 tonnes or 4% from the same month in 2017.

Port of Dampier

The Port of Dampier delivered an annual throughput of 177.3Mt, an increase of 9.6Mt or 6% from the previous year.

In June, the port achieved a monthly throughput of 14.6Mt, an increase of 2.8Mt or 24% from the same month in 2017.

Imports for the year totalled 1.02Mt, a slight increase of 7,000 tonnes or 1% from the previous year.

June imports totalled 67,000 tonnes, a decrease of 29,000 tonnes or 30% from the previous year.