Bunbury Port tops its own trade record despite COVID-19 challenges

South Western Times
Port of Bunbury
Camera IconPort of Bunbury Credit: Southern Ports / Southern Ports

Bunbury Port has smashed its overall trade record for the year, beating its previous figure by 160,000 tonnes.

In the 2020-21 financial year, 17.11 million tonnes of product were traded through the city’s port, breaking 2017-18’s record of 16.95m tonnes.

Minerals (14,015,162 tonnes), other (1,067,472 tonnes), wood products (1,067,472 tonnes) and grain (552,521 tonnes) were the most commonly transported products, with 444 vessels trading in the port.

Southern Ports CEO Steve Lewis said it was a great achievement for the port in light of COVID-19.

“The South West experienced a very strong harvest this year, which helped our grain exports surpass its previous record,” he said.

“To break this trade record even in these challenging conditions is a testament to the strength of the region’s industries and economy.”

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