Yancoal has been hit with more rainfall at its Hunter Valley operations in New South Wales which have impacted mining, rail and port activity during the June quarter.
The Australian mining sector is largely successful due to its ties to global export markets, something that would not be possible without the help of local mining ports.
A proposed $589 million gas import terminal in Newcastle has been declared Critical State Significant Infrastructure.
Fenix Resources has signed a joint cooperation agreement (JCA) with Geraldton Port to export iron product from the Iron Ridge project in the Mid West region of Western Australia.
Rio Tinto has signed a five-year contract with Perth company Westug for iron ore towage services at the Port of Cape Lambert and Port of Dampier in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
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.
A proposal to privatise the Utah Point iron ore port was criticised as creating uncertainty for junior miners who currently use the port.
The ASIC has taken civil action against Padbury Mining and two of its directors over funding deals for the Oakajee port and rail project.
The approval of a fourth coal terminal at Kooragang Island will mean a boom for construction jobs in the Newcastle area.
A new review will be undertaken by the WA Department of Finance into Pilbara port charges for shipping at the Utah Point Bulk Export Facility.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority will investigate an incident which injured two men on a ship which was moored at the Roy Hill Port.
The search for a man overboard from an iron ore carrier ship has been suspended.
Rio Tinto has so far produced 10 per cent more iron ore this year than it did during the same period last year as an expansion of its Pilbara operations coupled with productivity gains pays off.
Despite schooling miners on issues of oversupply and stating its disinterest in greenfields projects, resources giant Glencore is said to be in the bid for the high-quality Simandou iron ore deposit.
Rail and ports company Asciano will slash 500 jobs by the month’s end as it aims to save $90 million.
Calibre has won the contract for BHP’s Point Hay coal terminal expansion in Queensland.
Following years of delays, Rio Tinto has announced it is close to finalising a $US20bn deal which will see the development of its massive Simandou project in the West African nation of Guinea.
Padbury Mining’s plan to develop the Oakajee port and rail project with the help of Roland Bleyer’s companies has collapsed.
West Australian Premier Colin Barnett said there is “very little prospect” Padbury Mining’s $6 billion plan to develop the Oakajee rail and port project would gain his government’s backing.
The Oakajee rail and port project will finally go ahead after junior mining company Padbury Mining secured the $6 billion needed to fund its development.