Xstrata declares force majeure

XSTRATA Coal has declared force majeure on one shipment of coal from its Rolleston mine in central Queensland due to excessive rain which prevented access to the pit and stockpile.
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Lou Caruana

In a separate incident, a rail line closure caused by a derailment prevented access to the Gladstone port on Monday.

The force majeure has been limited to one shipment to one customer.

Xstrata is reviewing the situation with other customers today after heavy rains over the weekend created problems with haulage around the minesite, a company spokesperson told International Longwall News.

Other coal mining companies, including Felix and Rio Tinto, were also affected by the train derailment on QR’s Blackwater line, which closed traffic to the port on Monday.

A QR spokesperson said the Blackwater line had been reopened on Monday night.

Last December QR won a $A2 billion contract to haul coal from Xstrata Coal’s Newlands, Collinsville, Oaky Creek and Rolleston mines in Queensland.

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