Atlas Iron has begun delivering iron ore from its Wodgina and Pardoo mines to the new Utah Point port facility in the Pilbara region.
The company is stockpiling the ore at the facility, which is currently being commissioned.
The first vessel, the Bergen Max, is due to berth and commence loading on 17 September.
“We are now mining at five million tonnes per annum and are track to achieve our objective of a six million tonne per annum export rate by Christmas,” the company’s managing director David Flanagan said.
“Rapidly growing production, exports and cashflows, make it an exciting time for Atlas.”
The Pardoo iron ore mine is 75 km east of Port Hedland in the northern Pilbara region of Western Australia.
The company exported 1.2 million tonnes of direct shipping ore from Pardoo in last financial year.