According to the latest trade update from the Port of Melbourne, the port’s total container throughput last month came to 284,487 TEU, an increase of 9.5% on the same month last year. Additionally, year-to-date container throughput volumes are up 6.5%.
Full overseas imports into the port were up 11.2% on August 2021. The port said trade was strong with the beginning of the traditional peak season.
Full overseas container exports in August were up 8.2% on the same month last year. Raw cotton; wheat; cottonseed; and hay and chaff exports were up on last year.
And, last month total empty container movements were up 7.9% on August 2021 numbers.
The port also reported last month’s Bass Strait full container trade (excluding transhipments) were up 7% on the same time last year. And full container transhipments were up 2.8% on the same month last year.
Additionally, motor vehicle imports into the port of Melbourne in August were up 25.6% on the same month last year ( an increase of 8531 units).
The port said container trade for early September is tracking below the same month in 2021.
Source: Daily Cargo News