Melbourne sees January container volume dip


Total container throughput in January 2023 for the Port of Melbourne was down 6.7 per cent compared to January 2022.

The Australian port handled 257,227 TEU in the first month of 2023.

Port of Melbourne reported that full overseas imports were down 11.1 per cent in January 2023 from the same period last year, with furniture, metal manufactures, domestic appliances, paperboard, toys and sports goods, all below last year’s volumes.

Full overseas exports in January 2023 were down 18.4 per cent from the same period in 2022, with hay and fodder, pulp and waste paper, and dried milk all below last year’s levels, Port of Melbourne reported.

The total empty container movements increased by 2.7 per cent from January 2022.

READ: Port of Melbourne box numbers fall for November

In December 2022, Port of Melbourne awarded a contract for Stage 1 of the Swanson Dock West remediation project.

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