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Port of Brisbane container volume up 2% to 91,576 TEU in Feb

13 April 2017 | Australia


Container throughput at the Port of Brisbane saw a solid increase in February handling 91,576 Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit (TEU), a 2% increase over the same month last year when volume totalled 89,777 TEU.

However, February's throughput was a decrease of more than 17% over the previous month's throughput of 111,187 TEU.

Looking at the rolling 12 months, from March 2016 to February 2017, Brisbane saw a throughput of 1.19 million TEU, an increase of 3.5% (or 40,498 TEU) over the same period the previous year. In February 2017, 42,732 TEU was imported (46.6 per cent of total throughput), 47,522 TEU (51.9%) was exported and 1,322 TEU was transshipped.

The largest cargo category imported through Brisbane was reported as "import other", with 18,646 TEU for the month.

Port of Brisbane's largest containerised export was fresh air, with 20,696 TEU of empty containers leaving the port in February, almost half (43%) of the port's total exports.

Other big containerised exports for the port included "export other" (10,315 TEU); agricultural seeds (5,320 TEU); paper and wood pulp (2,537 TEU); and freight all kinds (2,532 TEU).

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