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Port of Melbourne handles nearly 270,000 TEUs in January

The Port of Melbourne reported an increase in total container throughput for January 2024 compared to the same month last year, totalling 269,044 TEUs.

Full container imports (excluding Bass Strait) showed growth from the previous year with higher volumes observed in furniture, metal manufactures, domestic appliances, and paperboard. However, full container exports (excluding Bass Strait) saw a decline in January 2024 compared to the previous year with wheat, cotton, miscellaneous manufactures, and dried milk all experiencing lower volumes.

Additionally, total empty container movements at the Australian port increased in the first month of the year compared to the previous year’s January figures.

Source: Container News

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