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Steady rises at Pilbara Ports

Steady rises at Pilbara Ports

(Posted on 13/08/19)

Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA)has delivered a total monthly throughput of 56.7 million tonnes (Mt) for the month of July 2019.

This throughput was a 1% increase compared to the same month in 2018.

PPA encompasses the Australian ports of Port of Ashburton, the Port of Dampier and the Port of Port Hedland, and future ports of Anketell, Balla Balla and Cape Preston East. .

The Port of Port Hedland, which is the world's largest bulk export port, achieved a monthly throughput of 41.7Mt, of which 41Mt was iron ore exports. The monthly throughput was a 1% increase from July 2018.

Imports through the Port of Port Hedland totalled 160,000 tonnes, a decrease of 6% from the same month in 2018.

The Port of Dampier delivered a total monthly throughput of 13.9Mt, an increase of 1% from July 2018.

Imports through the Port of Dampier totalled 121,000 tonnes, an increase of 12% from the same month in 2018.

PPA was established on 1 July 2014 as a result of the Ports Legislation Amendment Act 2014 consolidating seven of WA’s eight port authorities into four new regional port authorities. The former port authorities of Dampier and Port Hedland successfully amalgamated and formed PPA.

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