Dampier Port Shuts as Cyclone Olwyn Nears Australian Coast

By Phoebe Sedgman (Bloomberg) -- Two ports in Western Australia closed as a strengthening tropical cyclone approached the coast. The system isn’t affecting Port Hedland, the biggest-bulk export terminal that handles iron ore from the world’s top exporter. The port of Dampier, used by Rio Tinto Group, closed at 10 a.m. local time on Thursday, the Pilbara Ports Authority … [Read more...]

Australia’s Port Hedland Joins With Dampier Under Enlarged Group

By Phoebe Sedgman July 1 (Bloomberg) -- The authority that oversees Australia’s Port Hedland, the world’s biggest bulk-export port, merged with nearby Dampier in the country’s energy and iron ore- producing northwest. The Pilbara Ports Authority was formed today, it said in an e-mailed statement. The authority stretches from the Port of Ashburton near Onslow to Port … [Read more...]