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            february 23, 2019

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Container throughput at Adelaide in January plunge 19pc


Box throughput statistics from Australia's premier state-based private port operator, Flinders Ports, show that full container volume in January at Adelaide totalled 22,838 TEU - the lowest number for at least the past year, down 19 per cent on December 2017's throughput, and 14 per cent on January 2017.
Adelaide's total imports of full containers amounted to 11,721 TEU - 51 per cent of the Port's total throughput. Of these, 857 TEU were reefers. Containerised cargo exports for the month totalled 11,117 TEU, with 773 TEU being reefers.
South East Asia was Adelaide's largest regional trading partner with two-way trade totalling 11,357 TEU - or about half of the Port's containerised trade.
Notable commodities traded with the region include 2,599 TEU of "consignments not classified by commodity" imported from Malaysia and 5,464 TEU of similarly unclassified consignments from Singapore.
Other notable trade regions include North Asia (1,954 TEU), North America (1,212 TEU) and East Asia (2,109 TEU), the Daily Cargo News of Australia reported.
Empty container trade through Port Adelaide in January totalled 6,722 TEU, of which 4,035 were imported, and 2,687 were exported.
Over the month, Adelaide handled 99 vessel calls, of which 26 were cellular containerships. Twenty-seven dry bulk vessels called at the port over the month and 11 vehicle carriers also called.
Bulk and breakbulk cargo through Port Adelaide totalled 618,354 tonnes, and the largest single commodity was 189,261 tonnes of petroleum and gas imported through the port. The second largest commodity was grain, with 156,789 tonne. The port also handled 3,752 cars during the month - only six of which were exported.

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