Vessels in port
Thirty-eight vessels at anchor off Port Hedland, waiting to load iron ore.
Australia’s weather bureau drops Port Hedland warning as Cyclone Joyce nears land
Australia’s weather bureau on Jan 12 has cut the forecast strength of a cyclone bearing down on the continent’s far northwest on Friday and dropped its warning for high winds at iron ore terminal Port Hedland. Cyclone Joyce, a Category 1 storm, is holding just off the beaches of Pilbara iron ore belt, prompting the overnight closure of the world’s biggest iron ore export terminal at Port Hedland, 1,700 km (1,050 miles) north of Perth, as a safety precaution. “Port Hedland has been taken out of warning status, with winds easing as Joyce moves inland,” the weather bureau said in a tweet. The port accounts for over half of Australia’s iron ore exports, handling more than a million tonnes a day from the Pilbara iron belt, the majority bound for Chinese steel mills.
Pilbara Ports Extends Discount for Iron Ore Exports
Pilbara Ports Authority’s Board approved a facility fee discount for iron ore exports at Utah Point Bulk Handling Facility from 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017. The Board has now approved an extension of the discount from 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2018, which will provide certainty to junior miners using the Utah Facility in the current climate. Source: Pilbara Ports AuthorityUpload News