Australia’s Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) has delivered a record annual throughput of 619.8 million tonnes (Mt) for the 2015 financial year, an increase of 13% from last year’s annual throughput.
In June 2015, PPA achieved a total monthly throughput of 54 Mt, an increase of 5 Mt or 10% from the same month in 2014.
The Port of Port Hedland reaped the fruits of higher cargo influx having achieved a record annual throughput of 446.9 Mt, an increase of 74.6 Mt or 20% from the previous year.
Iron ore exports for the year totalled 439.6 Mt, an increase of 75.2 Mt or 21% from the previous year.
June was particularly favorable for the port, as Hedland posted a record monthly throughput of 38.8 Mt in June, an increase of 4.5 Mt or 13% from the same month last year.
Iron ore exports in June totalled 38.3 Mt, 14% more than recorded during the same time last year, whereas imports for the year totalled 2.1 Mt, a slight decrease of 5% from last year.
June imports totalled 112,000 tonnes, a dip of 34% from the same month in 2014.
The Port of Dampier had a little lower performance with delivered annual throughput of 172.9 Mt, a decrease of 4.6 Mt from 2014.
However, June proved to be a very good month for Dampier as well as it had recorded an increase of 300,000 tonnes year-on-year with a monthly throughput of 15.2 Mt.
Imports for the year totalled 1.1 Mt, an increase of 265,000 tonnes or 32% from the previous year.
June imports totalled 96,000 tonnes, up by 36% from the same month in 2014.