PORT THROUGHPUT

Monthly actual throughput

2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
July 2,009,477 2,004,587  2,313,238 2,625,363 2,601,795
August 1,684,269 2,274,100 2,490,004 2,855,121 2,900,538
September 1,786,361 2,011,750 2,523,474 2,464,386 2,330,270
October 1,725,016 2,318,097 2,462,398 2,773,784 2,350,442
November 1,946,501 1,863,938 2,238,086 2,299,979 2,753,481
December 2,028,122 2,327,609  2,335,170 2,844,747
January 1,689,238 2,127,202 2,476,033 2,849,091
February 1,543,255 2,068,096 1,919,085 2,164,454
March 1,946,944 1,922,257 2,313,918 2,250,866
April 2,056,276 2,137,225 2,789,347 2,384,734
May 1,991,123 1,880,230 2,615,305 2,452,663
June 1,916,065 2,157,432 2,565,513 2,545,787
22,322,647 25,092,523 29,041,571 30,510,975
 

Annual throughput

Annual throughput

ANNUAL THROUGHPUT

2013-14

30,510,975

Weipa
 
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In 1606, Weipa was the site of the first recorded landing in Australia by European (Dutch) voyagers. Two centuries later, in 1802, navigator Captain Matthew Flinders recorded the red cliffs at Weipa when sailing along the western shore of Cape York.
In the twentieth century, Weipa was discovered to be rich in bauxite, the reddish-brown ore that is the source of aluminium. This led to the development of the Port of Weipa.

  • In 1955, Australian Geologist Harry Evans discovered the Weipa bauxite ore deposits.
  • One year later, the Commonwealth Aluminium Corporation Pty Limited was formed to develop the Weipa bauxite deposits.
  • In 1957 Weipa was selected out of three locations as the best site for an export port. Dredging of sand banks near the river mouth was required and before this was completed, trial shipments of bauxite were already leaving the port to Japan.
  • The port was operated by the Commonwealth Aluminium Corporation Pty Limited (Comalco) until 1965 when control of the port was passed from the company to the Corporation of the Treasurer of Queensland.