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Port of Melbourne container levels increase again

The Port of Melbourne’s container volume levels have bounced back after a slow start to the year

After container volume levels decreased earlier this year, the Port of Melbourne has seen strong volumes in July.

Ahead of the peak season at the Port of Melbourne, July container volumes, both full and empty, rose by 3.7 per cent compared to volumes at the same time last year.

Rates were up across the board, as total empty container movements were also well above (16.2 per cent more) July 2021 levels, while full overseas imports increased by 3.9 per cent.

Following the aftermath of Shanghai lockdowns, most levels were up, except for full container exports down by 5.7 per cent when it comes to miscellaneous manufactures.

Full container trans-shipments was also down by 11.1 per cent compared to July levels last year.

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Container trade across the board at the Port of Melbourne this month so far is also above August 2021 levels.

The Port of Melbourne says industrial action across European ports has resulted in overflowing volume at neighbouring ports, with international conflict and weather issues also influencing container volume levels.

The Port says the Australian supply chains remains resilient despite congestion continuing in the Oceania region.

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