The Australian Mining Review

Hay Point drags down coal export volumes

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OCTOBER coal shipments from the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance-owned Hay Point Coal Terminal slumped to its lowest level in years, according to North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporatio­n data.

Hay Point exported just 2.95mt; down 19 per cent year-on-year and 33 per cent month-on-month.

In October, A total of 11.9mt of coal was shipped from Hay Point, Dalrymple Bay and Abbot Point coal terminals; up 4 per cent from a year earlier but down 11 per cent from September.

It represents the smallest monthly volume since May, when exports stood at 10.16mt.

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