Port Hedland, the world’s largest bulk mineral port, has reported an increase of 2 tonnes in iron ore shipments to China from August to September, representing a rise of 2.8 per cent, according to a port data report.
Pilbara Minerals has awarded the open pit mining contract for its Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia to MACA.
Iron ore imports at the port of Port Hedland for July this year reached 135,000 tonnes, a 29 per cent increase from the same month in 2016.
The Western Australian Government has announced that port fees for mining companies will increase as part of a budget repair program, generating about $95 million for the state.
BHP Billiton has received approval from the Town of Port Hedland to increase the amount of iron ore it can export through the Western Australian port each year.
Iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group has welcomed its second ore carrier – FMG Grace – into Port Hedland.
The Pilbara Ports Authority has recorded an increase in monthly throughput, delivering 52.3 million tonnes (Mt) in January, up 12 per cent from the same time last year.
Brockman Mining has signed a deal to use the Utah Point Bulk Handling Facility at Port Hedland, Western Australia for its Project Maverick iron ore resource.
Port Hedland has set a new monthly throughput record, delivering 44.5 million tonnes in December 2016, a 17 per cent increase from the same month last year.
Thyssenkrupp has launched a new facility in Port Hedland to increase the maintenance and repair services for processing plants in the Pilbara.
This year’s iron ore rally is expected to continue due to the weakening US dollar and supported by Chinese growth, Prestige Economics president Jason Schenker says.
Pindan Contracting has secured a $70.7 million contract from the State Government to construct a new Integrated Marine Operations Centre (IMOC) at Port Hedland.
Goodline and its director have been fined $10,000 by the WA Building Services Board for negligent conduct.
Fortescue’s subsidiary Pilbara Marine has won the tender for the second towage licence at Port Hedland.
Pilbara miners have slammed the State Government’s approach to selling the Port Hedland facility after Utah Point generated enough cash to pay off the government’s $235 million infrastructure investment.
The Pilbara coastline is under threat from a potential category 2 cyclone, likely to hit WA shores with gusts of up to 150 kilometres per hour sometime on Friday night or Saturday morning.
An iron ore train derailed in WA yesterday, however no people were injured, according to BHP.
BHP Billiton has confirmed that Rivtow, a subsidiary of Riverside Marine from Queensland, has won a contract to operate 14 tugs inside Port Hedland
Around US$240 million will be spent on construction of a new eight-pen tug harbour at Hunt Point, as well as an additional six tugboats to meet projected increasing demand for the iron ore port.
After a long EBA battle which resolved in November last year, tugboat operator Teekay is back at the negotiating table, this time with BHP.