Saldanha sets new volume records

Apr 15, 2004
Author: P&S

The Bulk Terminal at the port of Saldanha has achieved its highest ever iron ore export tonnage and set a new annual record for iron ore offloading from tipplers to stacking area.

According to SA Port Operations this has been achieved by steadily increasing efficiencies.

For the financial year 2003/04 the terminal offloaded 27.01 million tons of iron ore beating the previous high of 25.8 million tons, which was achieved in 2001/02.

During the same period the terminal exported 25.9 million tons of iron ore compared with the previous record of 25.3 million tons set in 2002/03.

Increased iron ore volumes for export as well as higher ore transfers and pellet volumes meant that the terminal handled a total of 28,5 million tons of ore for the year so, ahead of the previous year's total figure of 27.07 million tons.

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