Cazaly considering iron ore export options

Cazaly Resources is reconsidering its export options after being locked out of Kwinana and Fremantle ports.

It is now planning to export iron ore from the port of Esperance, following its upgrades in 2013, the ABC reported.

The miner was blocked from exporting iron ore out of the two ports in favour of Mineral Resources, after Cazaly was planning to send around 1.4 million tonnes from Fremantle while Esperance is being upgraded.

West Australian transport minister Troy Buswell and Fremantle MP Adele Carles were the main force behind scuttling the original export plan.

Carles stated that there were no plans to increase the capacity for iron ore exports through Fremantle.

This is Fremantle, it’s not Port Hedland, and I do not want to see Fremantle become a bulk commodities port to service the mining boom," Carles stated.

“We don’t want any iron ore in Fremantle.”

Minister Buswell confirmed that the State Government would not support Cazaly’s Fremantle plan.

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