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2 hours ago by arnekiel

Vale to ship coal along Mozambique Nacala Corridor in Q3
Brazilian miner Vale plans to start exporting coal along the Nacala rail and port corridor in Mozambique and Malawi in the third quarter after heavy rains damaged the rail line, the firm's head of coal told Reuters on Friday. The Moatize mine remains on track to reach a run rate of 11-million tonnes of coal per year by mid-2016, Vale executive director of coal and fertilisers Roger Downey said on the sidelines of the Japan-Africa Mining & Resources Business Seminar in Tokyo. Current production is seven-million tonnes per year. Vale's Moatize project has been beset by logistics issues, with the difficulty of constructing and expanding the Nacala railway and port holding back production increases at the mine. The rail line runs for 900 km from the Moatize mine, through land-locked Malawi, to the port of Nacala on the Indian Ocean. Vale had previously said it expected to ship coal from the new port in the first quarter of 2015. Downey said the plan remained to increase production to 22-million tonnes of coal per year by 2017. www.miningweekly....

2 days ago by arnekiel

First AIS Aid to Navigation Deployed in Port of Stockholm
True Heading, leading manufacturer of Automatic Identification System (AIS) solutions, GPS compasses and app navigation, announced today that it has supplied an AIS Aid to Navigation (ATON) beacon to the Port of Stockholm, Sweden. Located at Stockholm Stream (Stockholm Ström) and the first of its kind in Sweden, local authorities launched a new buoy with the True Heading ATON transponder to assist commercial and recreational ships moving in and out of the busy harbor. Navigation buoys traditionally are marked with lights; however, to make this buoy more visible to mariners, the True Heading AIS ATON transmitter will send its position to AIS equipped vessels. gcaptain.com/firs...

2 days ago by arnekiel

Bad weather warning
According to the Turkish State Meteorogical Service, strong N–NE winds are expected today (28 May) which could lead to the closure of the Turkish Straits and berthing cancellations at Turkish ports, GAC reports.

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