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Cape Lambert fire leads to force majeure call

IRON ore major Rio Tinto has been forced to declare force majeure in the wake of a fire at the Cape Lambert port in Western Australia’s Pilbara that damaged a section of the Robe River screen facility.

 Cape on fire

Cape on fire

The fire broke out on January 10 at about 4am while contractor Monadelphous was carrying out a maintenance shutdown of the port. The fire was brought under control by emergency responders and operations...

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