Improved productivity, debottlenecking and technology helping WAIO get to 300Mtpa and beyond.
BHP bringing in automated shiploaders and wind fences.
Secured capacity allocations for an additional iron ore berth to be developed at Port Hedland.
Port Hedland could theoretically grow to 617Mtpa throughput without major capital works.
Expected to reduce transit time by 24 days.
Increase to licenced capacity to be implemented in stages.
Ships not allowed to come alongside until 14 days have passed since the left their last port.
Existing infrastructure and greater depth makes Utah Point the better option.
Iron ore exports through the port up 3% year on year.
Maintenance cuts production for the quarter but provides solid future foundation.
Storm's fury leads reduced production and a unit cost increase.
Monthly throughput from Pilbara ports down 1%.