Port of Melbourne container volumes down in May

Port of Melbourne container volumes down in May

June 22, 2023

Port of Melbourne’s total container throughput reached 254,310 TEUs in May, translating to a 6.3% decrease from the same month last year.

Additionally, container volumes have decreased by 1% for the period January – May compared with the same months in 2022.

Furthermore, full overseas imports were down 13.4% in May, with furniture, domestic appliances, clothes, paperboards and textiles, all falling short of last year’s levels. Full overseas exports were down 17.8%, with wheat, pulp & wastepaper, wool and scrap metal all dropping below last year’s levels.

Moreover, total empty container movements were 6.9% above May 2022 levels.

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