Pilbara Ports Authority reported a new record tonnage on a single tide at the Port of Port Hedland. Namely, on 15 January 2019, 10 vessels left the port in convoy carrying a total of 1,754,741 tonnes of bulk product, surpassing the previous record from December 2017 by 165,680 tonnes.
Port Hedland Harbour Master, Myron Fernandes congratulated all involved, saying that a combination of factors contributed to the new record.
The port also works closely with its port users and service providers to ensure the port is able to safely export more product, more efficiently
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The Port of Port Hedland is one of the world’s largest bulk export port and aims to facilitate the export of commodities from the resource rich region.
Before that, an Expression of Interest has been completed for the building and operation of a new general cargo facility at the Port of Port Hedland. Located at Lumsden Point, the development can accommodate a logistics hub, general cargo wharves and cargo lay down areas.
As of now, Qube Bulk Pty Ltd and Melbourne International RoRo & Auto Terminal Pty Ltd have been invited to deliver detailed proposals, in order to have the facility operational in 2021.
Commenting on this, Pilbara Ports Authority’s General Manager of Development and Trade, Lyle Banks, mentioned that the quality of the submissions shows a strong industry confidence in the economic growth potential of the Pilbara.