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Adelaide July box volume increases 3pc to 26,251 TEU


THE Port of Adelaide, South Australia's busiest container port, handled a total of 26,251 TEU in July, up three per cent on June, according to data from Flinders Ports.

July's container import volume totalled 11,705 TEU, and exports accounted for the remaining 14,546 TEU.

Thirty-three per cent of the Port of Adelaide July throughput were empty containers, totalling 8,652 TEU. The number of empty imported containers stood at 6,088 TEU, and 2,564 TEU were exported.

As a whole, the ports managed by Flinders Ports combined handled 1.7 million tonnes of bulk and breakbulk cargo in July, with port Adelaide seeing the lion's share, with 1.2 million tonnes, reported Lloyd's List.

In the breakbulk category, cars were the largest commodity at Adelaide, with 10,511 tonnes or 6,374 units crossing the wharves. Grain was the largest bulk cargo to go through the port in July with 364,351 tonnes of grain exported.

Port Lincoln saw the second highest throughput for the month with 194,362 tonnes. Klein Point came in third with its sole cargo limestone - the port exported 160,778 tonnes of the rock in July.

Wallaroo exported 29,353 tonnes of grain; port Giles handled 27,198 tonnes of grain over the month; and port Pirie handled 82,190 tonnes of bulk cargo.

Source: Schednet 

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