Record Iron Ore Cargoes Forecast From Australia’s Port Hedland

By Krystal Chia and Shery Ahn (Bloomberg) --Iron ore exports from Australia’s Port Hedland, the largest bulk-export terminal, are expected to hit a record as producers in the nation’s mining heartland raise output, according to the Pilbara Ports Authority. Cargoes of the steelmaking material shipped via Hedland may swell to a new high in the fiscal year to June 2020, and … [Read more...]

Jan De Nul Completes Three-Year Dredging Project at Port Hedland

Luxembourg-based Jan De Nul Group says it has completed dredging on the navigational channel in Port Hedland, Western Australia. The completion of dredging works as part the Channel Risk and Optimization Project (CROP) concludes a three-year cooperation between Jan De Nul Group with the Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA). Over the past three years a combination of Hopper … [Read more...]

Australia Clears Iron Ore Ports as Cyclone Approaches

MELBOURNE, March 21 (Reuters) - The operator of Australia's key iron ore exporting ports said it was clearing ships from the sites as a severe tropical cyclone heads towards the northwestern coast, while miners were also bracing for a separate cyclone in the northeast. The northwestern ports of Port Hedland, Dampier and Ashburton were beginning to clear anchorages and … [Read more...]

Derailed Train Expected to Impact Australian Iron Ore Exports

By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Mining giant BHP Billiton expects some interruption to its Australian iron ore exports after a nearly 3-km-long train loaded with the commodity was forcibly derailed this week after running away en route to a key shipping hub. BHP said in a statement on Wednesday that its reserves of the steelmaking ingredient at the Port … [Read more...]

Body of Missing Helicopter Pilot Located Off Port Hedland

Search crews have located the body of the missing helicopter pilot whose aircraft crashed in the waters off Port Hedland, Western Australia last week during a marine pilot transfer at Australia's busiest iron ore loading port. The Pilbara Port Authority announced Saturday that the body of the missing pilot was located along with the helicopter wreckage one day after the … [Read more...]