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The tricky battle behind Australian iron ore exports

Iron ore producers competing for fair export allocation at Port Hedland. The country's iron ore export performance has been fluctuating from China's steel output curbs. While the industry worries over plummeting revenue, competition from fellow producers is another to panic about. Battle of the 4

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WA Iron Ore Profile

Western Australia's iron ore miners are among the world's lowest cost seaborne iron ore exporters. The average total cash cost of Western Australia's iron ore exports was US$34.5 a tonne in 2020, below the world average of US$45.3 a tonne, and below its main competitor in Brazil (US$36.0 a tonne).

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Box B: The Recent Increase in Iron Ore Prices and

disruptions to Australian iron ore exports have also affected the global iron ore market. The most notable of these disruptions was Tropical Cyclone Veronica in late March, which reduced large firms' iron ore exports from Western Australian ports by close to 25 million tonnes (around 3 per cent of Australia's annual export volumes).

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Growing trade in the Pilbara

Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) has set another world record for throughput for a bulk export port authority, reporting a total throughput of 724.7 million tonnes across the ports of Ashburton

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Port Hedland Tug and Tug Harbour Project

Design and operational constraints of Port Hedland, the world's largest bulk export port which sole iron ore export port for BHP and two other major iron ore companies Developing an escort tug that can undertake a range of duties, including harbour towage, but provide design performance in

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BHP confirms outer harbour axe

Aug 23, 2012Instead of committing to the $20 billion outer harbour, which would take its iron ore export potential to 350 million tonnes a year, Mr Kloppers said BHP would look for ways to wring more capacity from its existing berths in Port Hedland's inner harbour.

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Australia's Ports June 2018 — Pilbara Ports

Then there is the new iron-ore port on the drawing board. BBI Group, controlled by Todd Corp of New Zealand, will revive the port of Balla Balla, south of Port Hedland. Balla Balla was opened as a port in 1898 to serve what was at the time one of the main export regions of northern Australia for minerals.

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Australia's top exports are iron ore, and coal. Why not

Oct 04, 2021Australia's top exports are iron ore, and coal. Why not build steel mils there User Name: Remember Me: Password Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members.

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Iron ore staging strong recovery in

Sep 11, 2009Iron ore, having hit the doldrums late last year, is staging a strong recovery in Western Australia at the moment. We have recently noted the developments at the inner harbour berths of Port Hedland – a transport route that will integral to the evolution of the next tier of iron ore miners in the state – and the appointment of Ian Campbell as Chairman of the North West Iron Ore Alliance

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Port Hedland Seafarers Centre

Port Hedland is located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Our major export commodity is iron ore, followed by Spodumene (Lithium), Copper concentrate, salt and manganese. Port Hedland is the world's largest bulk minerals export port, and Australia's largest port

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Iron Ore

Australia is the world's largest iron ore exporter (and 2nd largest producer) accounting for around a third of global production. Western Australia holds just over 90% of Australia's identified iron ore resources and has a reputation for producing consistently high concentrations of around 60%.

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Western Australian iron ore exports rally

Sep 07, 2021Western Australian iron ore exports rally. Shipments from the four largest iron ore producers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia (WA) rebounded by over 2mn t in the week to 4 September, as Rio Tinto pushed to hit the bottom of its 2021 guidance and BHP found some work-arounds at its Port Hedland export facility.

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BHP iron ore growth faces keen competition in Australia

Sep 14, 2021BHP iron ore growth faces keen competition in Australia The Western Australian (WA) government has granted mining firm BHP approval to export up to 330mn t/yr of iron ore through Port Hedland, but the battle is on with other port users to secure enough channel capacity to

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Iron Ore Exports by Country

May 18, 2020Iron Ore Exports by Country. International sales of iron ore exported by country totaled US$122.5 billion in 2019, increasing by 74.2% since 2015 when iron ore shipments were valued at $70.3 billion and expanding 30.3% from 2018 to 2019. From a continental perspective, Oceania (mostly Australia) sold the greatest amount of exported iron ore at

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Development Opportunities

Flinders Ports worked in partnership on a pre-feasibility study with Hawsons Iron Project Joint Venture (JV) – owners of the largest magnetite discovery in eastern Australia. The study examined supply chains options to move 10 million tonnes of supergrade iron-ore concentrate from the Hawsons Project site 60 kilometres south-west of Broken

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Australia Will Need to Wean Itself Off Iron Ore Export

Sep 29, 2021Beyond iron ore, the report said the outlook for Australia's mineral exports remains strong in the short term, as the world economy rebounds from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. "High prices, good volume growth and a weaker Australian dollar are driving a surge in export

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Mineral Resources – Farm

Jul 27, 2021Mining services contractor Mineral Resources (ASX: MIN) has taken a significant step towards fulfilling its Pilbara iron ore ambitions after striking a farm-in and joint venture agreement with Brockman Mining (ASX: BCK). Under the deal, MinRes can secure 50% of the 1.5 billion tonne Marillana resource, 100km north-west of Newman. Marillana tonnes will help MinRes underpin development of a

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Iron Ore Facts

In Australia alone, iron ore earned $75 billion in exports in 2014. The iron ore industry employees close to 60,500 Australians. Australia is the largest iron ore exporter with some of the major markets being Korea, Japan, and China. There was $5.2 billion paid to Washington State for iron ore royalties in

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China

Sep 08, 2021After posting record exports in May and June 2021, Australia recently announced a new record in July. Exports of iron ore, coal and liquefied natural gas exports all rose strongly, giving

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After China announced steel production restrictions

Aug 06, 2021Data show that China's iron ore imports fell to 89.417 million tons in June this year, 373000 tons less than in May (89.79 million tons). It can be predicted that Australia, which is also the main source of China's iron ore, may also be unable to escape the reduction in iron ore exports.

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Who we are

Our iron ore business comprises integrated mining, rail, shipping and marketing teams working together to export over 180 million tonnes of iron ore annually. Our commitment to technology and innovation ensures we remain one of the world's lowest cost iron ore producers and continues to guide our pursuit of green energy opportunities.

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Port of Port Hedland

Port Hedland is one of the largest iron ore loading ports in the world and the largest in Australia. In 2011 it had the largest bulk cargo throughput in Australia. With the neighboring ports of Port Walcott and Dampier, Port Hedland is one of three major iron ore exporting ports in the Pilbara region of Western Australia,

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Iron ore seen driving Australia's resources export

Jun 27, 2021Australia's mining sector makes up around 10% of the country's' gross domestic product and iron ore is the country's top export. Australia expects iron ore prices to average $137 this financial

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Australian Exports to China Drop 8% as

Feb 25, 2021Australian Exports to China Drop 8% as Iron Ore Purchases Slashed. (AFR) — Exports of goods to China fell by A$1.1 billion ($872 million), or 8%, in January as Australia's top trading partner bought less iron ore, cereals, wine and meat. The value of iron ore shipments to China in January dropped by A$471 million, or 5%, to A$9.7 billion.

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Iron

Jul 01, 2019"Australia produces more than half of the world's iron-ore and every year exports enough to build 10 000 Sydney Harbour bridges. "Steel produced from Australian ore is building the new wave

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Grange Resources Iron Ore Export Jetty

Savage River Iron Ore Export Jetty ( Tasmania, Australia - 2012) . Jotun supplied in 2012 all the paint for the maintenance of the Savage River magnetite mine's export jetty, owned by Grange Resources.

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Iron Ore Statistics and Information

Almost all (98%) iron ore is used in steelmaking. Iron ore is mined in about 50 countries. The seven largest of these producing countries account for about three-quarters of total world production. Australia and Brazil together dominate the world's iron ore exports, each having about one-third of total exports.

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Iron Ore

In June 2019, Western Australia had $16.6 billion of major iron ore projects under construction or committed and $41.6 billion under consideration. Western Australia's iron ore sales more than doubled over the past decade, from 317 million tonnes in 2008-09 to 794 million tonnes in 2018-19. China is the State's largest iron ore export

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Whyalla Steelworks, South Australia

The scope of services delivered to support the production of steel and steel products for Australian and international markets, and export of iron ore for international markets, is implemented through two interconnected streams: Steelworks operations: haulage and processing; product screening and metal recovery; scrap collection, processing and

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Media Statements

Aug 24, 2012North West Infrastructure is able to develop two berths for iron ore export, in South West Creek, with their operations able to remain in the inner harbour; BHP Billiton Iron Ore is able to develop two additional berths within the company's existing State Agreement tenure at Burgess Point.

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Iron Ore

Currently magnetite iron ore is mined in Minnesota and Michigan in the U.S., and Eastern Canada mine taconite. Magnetite bearing banded iron formation is currently mined extensively in Brazil, which exports significant quantities to Asia, and there is a large and developing magnetite iron ore industry in Australia.

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Top five largest iron ore producing countries in 2020

May 24, 2021Mining for iron ore is a huge industry in Australia, and exports of the commodity generate millions of dollars in revenue for the government each year. Many of the world's largest iron ore mining companies have set up operations in the country, particularly in the Pilbara region of Western Australia where the majority of its reserves are located.

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