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Australia’s Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) has delivered a total monthly throughput of 60.5 million tons (Mt) for the month of December 2016, an increase of 12% from the same month in 2015.

The Port of Port Hedland achieved a monthly throughput of 44.5Mt, representing a rise of 17% from the previous year and a new monthly throughput record for the port.

In December 2016, iron ore exports went up by 17% from the same month last year, totaling 43.9Mt.

Imports totaled 149,000 tons, a decrease of 10,000 tons or 6% from the previous year.

Moreover, the Port of Dampier delivered a total monthly throughput of 15.9Mt, a slight increase from the previous year.

Imports stood at 83,000 tons, an increase of 10,000 tons or 13% from 2015.

PPA encompasses the Port of Ashburton, the Port of Dampier and the Port of Port Hedland, and future ports of Anketell, Balla Balla and Cape Preston East.

Source: worldmaritimenews.com