Hard running floodwaters to delay coal rail re-opening in Australia – source

April 4, 2017

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The reopening of Aurizon Holdings Ltd’s Blackwater rail line, a key link between coking coal mines and export ports in cyclone-hit northeast Australia, will be delayed after suffering more water damage than expected, according to a source.

The Blackwater line was scheduled to re-open later this week and start replenishing global coking coal supplies after Cyclone Debbie hit the state of Queensland and disrupted haulage operations. The system transported more than 60-million tonnes of coal last year and services mines operated by BHP Billiton , Glencore PLC and Sojitz Corp, among others.

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