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Pilbara throughput increases continue
(Posted on 13/12/21)
The Pilbara Ports Authority in Australia has delivered a total monthly throughput of 59.9 million tonnes (Mt) for November 2021. This throughput was a four per cent increase compared to November 2020.
Pilbara Ports Authority was formed by the amalgamation of the former port authorities of Dampier and Port Hedland.
The Port of Port Hedland achieved a monthly throughput of 43.9Mt, of which 43.4Mt was iron ore exports. This was a five per cent increase to total throughput compared to November 2020.
Imports through the Port of Port Hedland totalled 167,000 tonnes, a decrease of 10 per cent compared to November 2020.
The Port of Dampier delivered a total throughput of 15.1Mt, a four per cent increase from November 2020.
Imports through the Port of Dampier totalled 111,000 tonnes, a decrease of 17 per cent from November 2020.
Other key achievements in the past year include: Port Hedland and Dampier ports received biosecurity approvals to enable them to receive direct maritime freight from international ports for the first time; the Port of Dampier Land Use Master Plan was released, which charts the direction of growth and future development needs of the Port for the next decade; the 10th anniversary of Utah Point Bulk Handling Facility in Port Hedland; 11 properties acquired by Hedland Maritime Initiative, PPA’s wholly-owned subsidiary, and a further 22 properties with executed contracts progressing to settlement.
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