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Ports handle more freight

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 ( #923 ) - Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Port of Melbourne Melbourne was the busiest port in the first quarter.
PHOTO: PORT OF MELBOURNE CORPORATION
Port of Melbourne Melbourne was the busiest port in the first quarter. PHOTO: PORT OF MELBOURNE CORPORATION
Australian ports recorded in excess of 1.94 million twenty foot equivalent (TEU) container movements during the first quarter of 2019, according to a compilation of the latest data by FreightWaves. Australia's port of Melbourne on the south coast was the busiest port in the country in the first quarter, with its container throughput of 644,715 TEUs up 1.09% on the same period last year. Port Botany ranked second with 629,873 TEUs in the first quarter of 2019 - down 1.26%. Brisbane, Adelaide and Fremantle together handled 665,461 TEUs in the first quarter of 2019.