Coal exports rise as foreign rivals hit pause

Original article by Peter Ker
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 15 & 22 : 3-Apr-20

Port Waratah Coal Services has advised that export volumes at its coal terminals rose slightly in the March quarter, compared with the same period in 2019. CEO Hennie du Plooy notes that coal demand and production remained strong during the period, despite the coronavirus pandemic. However, he notes that the virus lockdown has placed a number of constraints on the company, including the need to ensure that contact between employees is minimised during shift changeovers.

CORPORATES
PORT WARATAH COAL SERVICES LIMITED

South32-run Port Kembla locks out union over rolling stoppages

Original article by Brad Thompson
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 17 : 19-Feb-19

Members of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining & Energy Union were denied access to the Port Kembla Coal Terminal on 18 February, amid growing tensions over negotiations for a new enterprise bargaining agreement. The lockout will remain in force until 27 February, and coal will be loaded onto ships using contractors. South32, which partly owns the coal terminal, is currently engaged in conciliation talks regarding a separate EBA for workers at its New South Wales mines.

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CONSTRUCTION, FORESTRY, MARITIME, MINING AND ENERGY UNION OF AUSTRALIA, PORT KEMBLA COAL TERMINAL LIMITED, SOUTH32 LIMITED – ASX S32, AUSTRALIA. FAIR WORK COMMISSION, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY

Council tells big four banks don’t bring coal to Newcastle

Original article by Amanda Saunders, Ben Potter
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 : 27-Aug-15

The Minerals Council of Australia has called the City of Newcastle’s decision to dump its holdings in banks that finance fossil fuel projects a "pointless sham" and urged it to support the local economy. The New South Wales city is home to the world’s biggest coal port. Mining’s direct spend in Newcastle is about $A1.8 billion a year, rising to $A5.9 billion when the greater Hunter region is taken into account. The divestment decision was supported by Australian Labor Party and Australian Greens councillors.

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NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL, MINERALS COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIAN GREENS, NEW SOUTH WALES MINERALS COUNCIL, AUSTRALIAN BANKERS’ ASSOCIATION, RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT ASSOCIATION AUSTRALASIA, ME BANK