Pilbara Ports Authority posts stable performance in May

Pilbara Ports Authority releases May shipping figures

The Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) has delivered a total monthly throughput of 6F2.5 million tonnes (Mt) for May 2023.

This throughput was a 1 per cent increase compared to May 2022.

In February, PPA signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Japanese Port of Himeji.

The Port of Port Hedland achieved a monthly throughput of 48.6 Mt, of which 48.2 Mt was iron ore exports.

Imports through the Port of Port Hedland totalled 196,000 tonnes, an increase of 19 per cent compared to May 2022.

This comes two months after the Port of Port Hedland reopened after Cyclone Ilsa, a category five tropical cyclone, skirted past the port with minimal damage.

The Port of Dampier delivered a total throughput of 12.9 Mt, a 3 per cent increase from May 2022.

Imports through the Port of Dampier totalled 98,000 tonnes, an increase of 19 per cent from May 2022. 

In March, the Australian government announced a AU$565 million ($382 million) investment to expand the Port of Port Hedland.

Two months later, the Port of Port Hedland was allocated AU$78 million ($55.5 million) under the McGowan Government’s 2022-23 State Budget.

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