Pilbara Ports handles 70 million tonnes in May

Pilbara Ports handles 70 million tonnes in May

The Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) has delivered a total monthly throughput of 68.8 million tonnes (Mt) for May 2024.

This throughput was a 10 per cent increase compared to May 2023.

The Port of Port Hedland achieved a monthly throughput of 52.7 Mt, of which 51.9 Mt was iron ore exports. This was an eight per cent increase to total throughput compared to May 2023.

Imports through the Port of Port Hedland totalled 192,000 tonnes, a decrease of two per cent compared to May 2023.

READ: Pilbara Ports records cargo increase in February

The Port of Dampier delivered a total throughput of 15.0 Mt, a 16 per cent increase from May 2023.

Imports through the Port of Dampier totalled 123,000 tonnes, an increase of 25 per cent from May 2023.

Total throughput across all ports since 1 July 2023 is 687.1 Mt.

Several factors influence the fluctuation of throughput, including changes in market conditions, port maintenance operations and proponent needs.

In July 2023, PPA concluded the fiscal year impressively, attaining record throughput for the fourth consecutive year.

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