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Australian Iron Ore & Coal Infrastructure Escape Major Damage from Cyclone

Written by Sandy Williams

Australian ports Port Hedland, Dampier and Cape Lambert resumed operations on Wednesday after Cyclone Christine tore through the area. The cyclone shut down operations and shipments but caused only minor infrastructure damage.

BHP Billiton, Fortescue Metals Group and Rio Tinto reported all mines back in operation with no injuries to personnel. Only minor damage has been reported so far and spokespersons said any significant damages or impacts to production will be reported in the coming months.

Flood warnings have been issued for Pilbara coastal rivers by the Bureau of Meteorology due to forecasts of heavy rain and thunderstorms in the region.

Cyclones (hurricanes) have been known to wreck havoc with iron ore and coal infrastructure in the northern regions of Australia where the mines and ports are located. It appears the major mining companies have dodged a bullet with this storm.

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