WA cuts Pilbara port charges

THE West Australian government has come out in support of struggling miners Atlas Iron and Mineral Resources, with a decision to cut costs at Port Hedland’s Utah Point bulk handling facility.

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The port discount will take effect on July 1 and hinges on the iron ore price staying below $80/t.

The $40 million package will lower charges by up to $A2.50 a tonne for 12 months, and includes a 12 month deferral of $12 million in haulage fees for trucking ore to the port.