Busy December at Port of Richards Bay

The ‘Huanghai Developer’ was one of 163 vessels that entered the Port of Richards Bay in December Photo: Dave Savides

THE month of December was another active one at the Port of Richards Bay, with 163 vessel arrivals and 8 931 464 metric tonnes (MT) of cargo handled.

According to a Transnet National Ports Authority release, a breakdown of the vessel types includes:

• General cargo 2; dry bulk 137; liquid bulk 2; containers 2; oil tankers 5; chemical tankers 3; LPG tankers 2; passenger vessels 3; other 1; coasters 5; dredger 1.

• Total bulk cargo handled was 8 668 146 metric tonnes, of which 533 051MT was landed and 8 135 095MT was shipped.

• Total break bulk handled was 263 318MT, with 1 167MT landed and 262 151MT shipped.

• Container handling (expressed in TEUs = 6m units) stats show a total of 1 845 TEUs were invoiced. Of these, 36 full and 885 empty were landed and 922 full were shipped.


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