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Bad weather hits Queensland's Dalrymple coal port - Report

Coal News - Published on Mon, 11 Feb 2019

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Argus reported that bad weather in Australia's northern Queensland has caused more disruptions to the state's coal supply chain with the 85mn t/yr Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal closed for most of today because of strong winds and high seas. But there has been no halt to operations at the nearby 55mn t/yr Hay Point Coal Terminal, said UK-Australian resources firm BHP, which owns half of the HPCT through a joint venture with Japanese trading house Mitsubishi, known as BHP Mitsubishi Alliance. Coal loading on to ships was halted earlier today because of high seas and strong winds at DBCT. Loading is expected to resume later tonight local time.

The DBCT is connected to the Goonyella rail system, which in turn hauls coal from mines operated by producers Peabody Energy, Glencore and Anglo American. DBCT exported 6.53mn t of coal in January or an average of 210,500 t/d.

Queensland's most northern coal terminal the 50mn t/yr Abbot Point coal terminal has been halted since midday since 31 January, with parts of the region receiving more rainfall in the past 10 days that it normally receives in a year.

Glencore reiterated today that it has experienced a short-term production impact from heavy rain at its two most northerly coal mines the 2mn t/yr Collinsville thermal coal mine and the 10mn t/yr Newlands coking and thermal coal mine, which haul coal to Abbot Point along the Newlands coal line.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 11 Feb 2019
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