BHP train wreck hits contracts

Original article by Brad Thompson
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 17 & 22 : 8-Nov-18

BHP Billiton hopes to partially resume rail operations in the Pilbara in the next week, after it was forced to deliberately derail a train that was carrying iron ore to Port Hedland. BHP is using its iron ore stockpiles at Portland to meet its contractual obligations, but the resources giant has conceded that they will be exhausted before rail shipments resume. Glyn Lawcock of UBS says the benchmark price of iron ore could rally, depending on the length of BHP’s supply disruption.

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BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, UBS HOLDINGS PTY LTD, AUSTRALIAN TRANSPORT SAFETY BUREAU, AUSTRALIA. OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL RAIL SAFETY REGULATOR

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