Congo Republic Ships First Iron Ore from Upgraded Port

BRAZZAVILLE, April 19 (Reuters) - Congo Republic shipped its first iron ore exports on Friday from a rehabilitated deep-water port that will be used by Congolese billionaire Paul Obambi's Sapro SA and Swiss commodities giant Glencore. Sapro mined the oil-dependent Central African country's first iron ore in 2017 from its Mayoko project in the southwest and plans to reach … [Read more...]

Rio Tinto Cuts Iron Ore Guidance After Cyclone Hits Shipments

April 16 (Reuters) - Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto Ltd on Tuesday reported a 14 percent drop in quarterly iron ore shipments and cut its 2019 shipments estimate on disruption caused by a tropical cyclone that hit its export terminal in Western Australia last month. Rio, the world's No. 2 miner of the steelmaking material, cut its annual iron ore shipments estimate to a … [Read more...]

World’s Largest Iron Ore Port Expects Higher Exports Post Vale

By Krystal Chia (Bloomberg) -- With a market facing a global deficit that was unforeseen at the start of the year, the world’s biggest iron ore export port is flagging a timely boost in shipments as Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. and rivals bring on new mines in Australia’s remote Pilbara region. The projected shortfall comes in the wake of Vale SA’s January dam … [Read more...]

Iron Ore Thunders Higher as Mine Dams Closed, Exports Collapse

By Krystal Chia (Bloomberg) -- Iron ore’s supply-driven rally picked up pace on Wednesday, with futures topping $90 a ton, amid increasing concern the crisis at Brazil’s Vale SA will be drawn out as regulators ordered dozens of dams to be shut. Futures for benchmark material rallied as much as 4.1 percent in Singapore, while spot ore climbed to a two-year high and the … [Read more...]

Dozens of Bulk Vessels Stuck Off China Ports Amid Customs Delays -Data, Sources

By Henning Gloystein and Muyu Xu SINGAPORE/BEIJING, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Dozens of ships carrying coal and iron ore to China are stuck outside ports waiting to unload, according to shipping data, with traders saying harbour authorities are taking longer than usual to clear the imports with customs officials. Refinitiv data showed on Friday that more than 300 dry-bulk freighters … [Read more...]