By the end of 30th June 2021, Pilbara Ports Authority handled 724.7 metric tonnes of Iron Ore volumes. This is a whopping increase of 14% over the last 5 years and also the first time above the 700 metric tonnes.
The authority said They worked on its efficiency due to which the port’s volume of handling iron ore increased.
“Pilbara Ports Authority has contributed to Western Australia’s enviable economic position, with the value of commodities passing through our ports in 2020-21 estimated to be in excess of $155bn – this is a 29% increase compared to the previous year. The investment to increase the Port of Port Hedland’s capacity is paying off, with the enhancements resulting in an expanded shipping window to enable more vessels to sail on high tide per year, as well as increasing the amount of product that can be safely loaded onto vessels,” Roger Johnston, CEO of Pilbara Ports Authority, said.