Throughput figures down
Pilbara Ports Authority throughput figures from last month have shown a one per cent decrease from the same month last year.
PPA delivered a monthly throughput of 50.7 million tonnes for the month of February, despite bad weather halting shipping operations at Dampier and Port Hedland for 23 hours, 27 hours and 30 minutes respectively because of weather conditions.
The Port of Port Hedland also decreased 3 per cent from the same period last year, achieving a monthly throughput of 36Mt.
Iron ore exports decreased 3 per cent, totalling 35.6Mt.
Imports have increased 27 per cent, with a total of 135,000 tonnes.
The Port of Dampier delivered a total monthly throughput of 14.7Mt, a 3 per cent rise on the previous year.