Singapore trade results in 800 per cent container boost for Port of Port Hedland

Port Hedland Western Australia, bulk carrier and floating crane in port at twilight.

The Port of Port Hedland has seen an 800 per cent year-on-year increase in its container volumes in March 2022.

As published in the latest report from the Pilbara Ports Authority, the port handled 6,674.66 tonnes (278.11 TEU) last month.

Of this total, 6,281.06 tonnes (261.71 TEU) was made up of imports , whereas the remaining 393.60 TEU (16.4 TEU) came from exports..

Trade with the Southeast Asian container hub has boomed over the last year and is arguably the main reason behind the considerable increase in volumes.

© Pilbara Ports Authority
© Pilbara Ports Authority

Year-to-date volumes at the Port of Port Hedland have now reached 12,783.99 tonnes (532.66 TEU) , almost surpassing its overall container throughput for 2021.

Last year, Port of Port Headland processed 15,209 tonnes (633.70 TEU), just shy of making PTI’s ‘Top 5 Ports in Australia 2021’ list.

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