Fremantle Ports celebrates milestone container trade in February
Fremantle Ports celebrated the largest monthly throughput of full containers in the port’s history in February, a particularly momentous occasion being a 28-day month.
February container throughput totalled 72,838 TEU - the largest throughput since July 2020 and the largest throughput of full containers (60,284 TEU) in the port’s history.
Fremantle Ports CEO Michael Parker said the milestone could be attributed to continued high consumer demand, strong exports and the import of food product from the eastern states.
“To deliver the highest throughput of full containers in a short month is very impressive and I wish to acknowledge the support of our supply chain partners, including the strong coordination of grocery arrivals into Western Australia”.
“Imports of food product from the eastern states grew significantly in February as a result of the transport disruption across the Nullarbor,” he said.
Mr Parker said in February Fremantle Ports received 27 container ships into Fremantle - four more than in January.
“One of the ongoing impacts of the COVID pandemic has been the lack of availability of container vessels to move product out of Asia. Last month we began to see greater availability of those ships which is encouraging,” Mr Parker said.
Fremantle Ports handles more than 800,000 containers a year and is Western Australia’s major general goods port.
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