Brisbane trade increases 7.5pc in June to 119,200 TEU
THE Port of Brisbane posted a 7.5 per cent year-on-year increase in June container volume to 119,200 TEU, reported Daily Cargo News (formerly Lloyd's List Australia).
Laden containers accounted for 79,297 TEU, an increase of 3.7 per cent. Empties came to 31,715 TEU, an increase of 14.6 per cent.
Transshipped container throughput at the port increased 21.6 per cent to 8,187 TEU. While this was a significant jump in percentage terms, an increase of just 1,452 TEU.
Imported boxes fell one per cent to 53,596 TEU. Empties dropped 140 per cent to 4971 TEU this year. FAK imports increased 96 per cent to 4,697 TEU.
Turning to exports, the port's largest export commodity by far was fresh Queensland air. A total of 26,744 TEU of empty containers crossed the wharves at Brisbane over the month - that's 46.6 per cent of the port's total containerised exports (which totalled 57,417 TEU).