Pilbara Ports Authority has delivered a total monthly throughput of 64.5 million tonnes for December 2020. This throughput was the same amount as December 2019. The Port of Port Hedland achieved a monthly throughput of 47.3Mt of which 46.5 million tonnes was iron ore exports. The monthly throughput was a one per cent decrease from December 2019. Imports through the Port of Port Hedland totalled 164,000 tonnes, a decrease of four per cent from the same month in 2019. The Port of Port Hedland was closed for a total of 26 hours from 10 December to 11 December 2020 due to significant swells generated by Tropical Low 02U.
The Port of Dampier delivered a total monthly throughput of 16.3 million tonnes, an increase of three per cent from December 2019. Imports through the Port of Dampier totalled 85,000 tonnes, a decrease of two per cent from the same month in 2019.