Port of Melbourne container volumes drop by 3.9 per cent in April 2023

Aerial view of shipping containers, cranes and storage tanks in Melbourne, Australia

The Port of Melbourne has reported a total container throughput of 246,542 TEU in April 2023.

This represents a 3.9 per cent decline compared to April 2022.

Year to date container volumes were also down by 0.5 per cent.

Full overseas imports were down by 4.8 per cent while full overseas exports were down by 3.4 per cent from April 2022.

Total empty container movements were 5 per cent below April 2022.

READ: Port of Melbourne to restore Swanson Dock West

In February 2023, global port operator, International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) outlined a proposal for the expansion of the Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT), its wholly owned subsidiary in the Port of Melbourne.

More recently, the Port of Melbourne, together with Maersk, ANL, Svitzer, Stolthaven Terminals, HAMR Energy and ABEL Energy, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the commercial feasibility of establishing a green methanol bunkering hub.

Photo Credit: Port of Melbourne

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