Broome stop for Ghena

Amy WilliamsCountryman

The Ghena, a converted car-carrier, called into Broome earlier this month to pick up 8000 cattle.

The ship stopped at Darwin to top-up before heading to Jakarta.

Broome Port Authority harbourmaster Ken Burleigh said it was the fifth livestock carrier to visit the port this season. Mr Burleigh said close to 30,000 head had been shipped out of Broome so far.

“Given that our average is around 95,000 for a season, it’s looking like it will be a bumper year, ” he said.

While Indonesia has maintained its weight restrictions, Mr Burleigh said cattle exported from Broome had also been sent to the Philippines, which does not impose weight limits.

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