BHP restarts loading at Australian coal port

- April 7th, 2010

On Wednesday, BHP Billiton, the world’s largest coking coal exporter, has restarted ship loading at its Hay Point coal export terminal in Australia nearly a month after bad weather forced it to close.

On Wednesday, BHP Billiton, the world’s largest coking coal exporter, has restarted ship loading at its Hay Point coal export terminal in Australia nearly a month after bad weather forced it to close.

The press release is quoted as saying:

But BHP (BHP.AX)(BLT.L) said it was yet to lift a force majeure declared on March 24 on some shipments after a cyclone pounded the port and forced staff to evacuate. A vessel was brought alongside one of the terminal’s berths on Friday to allow testing and commissioning of conveyor belt systems, according to BHP.

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