Iron ore futures rise as cyclone forces closure of Port Hedland

Original article by Peter Ker
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 19 : 12-Jan-18

Iron ore exports from the Pilbara may potentially be disrupted by Tropical Cyclone Joyce. The Bureau of Meteorology has warned that the cyclone could hit the region on 13 January. The towns of Tom Price and Newman are likely to be within its trajectory, although it may miss the Port of Hedland. However, the Pilbara Ports Authority has ordered all vessels to leave the port, which is used by iron ore miners such as Fortescue Metals Group. The price of iron ore for delivery to the Chinese port of Dalian rose on 11 January in response to concerns about the cyclone.

CORPORATES
PORT OF PORT HEDLAND, PILBARA PORTS AUTHORITY, FORTESCUE METALS GROUP LIMITED – ASX FMG, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, ROY HILL HOLDINGS PTY LTD, ATLAS IRON LIMITED – ASX AGO, BCI MINERALS LIMITED – ASX BCI, MINERAL RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX MIN, RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, UBS HOLDINGS PTY LTD

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