Pilbara Ports Authority Reports 725 Million Tonne Throughput
The Pilbara Ports Authority has achieved another record-breaking year, with a total annual throughput of 724.7 million tonnes in FY2020/21. This strong year-on-year performance follows Pilbara Ports Authority exceeding 700 million tonnes for the first-time last financial year and represents an increase of 14 per cent over the past five years. Pilbara Ports Authority CEO Roger Johnston said “The organisation’s strong performance was a result of improved port efficiencies, which has helped to meet the strong demand for iron ore exports. 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.”
Other key achievements for 2020-21 include:
The Port of Port Hedland was named Port of the Year at the 2020 Australian Shipping and Maritime Industry awards
Port Hedland and Dampier ports received biosecurity approvals to enable them to receive direct maritime freight from international ports for the first time.
The Port of Dampier Land Use Master Plan was released, which charts the direction of growth and future development needs of the Port for the next decade
The Port of Port Hedland welcomed its first LNG-fuelled bulk carrier, the Panama-flagged HL Green
The 10th anniversary of Utah Point Bulk Handling Facility in Port Hedland
34 organisations supported through the Community Support Initiative
11 properties acquired by Hedland Maritime Initiative, PPA’s wholly-owned subsidiary, and a further 22 properties with executed contracts progressing to settlement.
Breaking of ground for the Spoilbank Marina in Port Hedland