PPA is the authority responsible for a number of ports in WA’s north-west, chiefly the massive iron ore ports of Port Hedland and Dampier.
Port Hedland achieved a monthly throughput of 42.4mt in September, a 6% rise from the previous year. Iron ore exports, specifically, totalled 41.8mt, an increase of 6%.
Imports totalled 170,000 tonnes, up 46,000 tonnes or 37% from the previous year.
Dampier delivered total monthly throughput of 13.9m tonnes, a decrease of 3% from the same month in 2015.
Meanwhile imports totalled 71,000 tonnes, down 36,000 tonnes or 34% from the previous year.
This article originally appeared on ABHR affiliate site Lloyd’s List Australia.