Pilbara Ports Authority has delivered a total monthly throughput of 49.7 million tonnes (Mt) for February 2020, representing a 9% decrease compared to the same month in 2019.
The total throughput for the 2019/20 financial year to date is 461Mt, an increase of less than 1% from the same time last year.
The Port Hedland achieved a monthly throughput of 39Mt, of which 38.7Mt was iron ore exports. The monthly throughput was a 1% decrease from February 2019.
Imports through the Port Hedland totalled 128,000 tonnes, a decrease of 22% from the same month in 2019.
The Port of Dampier delivered a total monthly throughput of 9.9Mt, a decrease of 32% from February 2019.
Imports through the Port of Dampier totalled 47,000 tonnes, a decrease of 46% from the same month in 2019.
The Port of Dampier closed for 90 hours in February 2020 due to ex-Tropical Cyclone Damien. The Port of Port Hedland closed for 25.5 hours.
Meanwhile, Pilbara ports closed 2019 with a throughput of 64.6 million tonnes (Mt). That means a 2% increase in comparison with December’s throughput for 2018.
Australia’s Pilbara Ports Authority stretches from the Port of Ashburton near Onslow in the south, to the Port of Port Hedland in the north, and includes the future Ports of Anketell and Cape Preston East.