NEWSBREAK: Weather concerns mount for seaborne coking coal market amid disruption to ops at Queensland’s port

Operations at Abbot Point Coal Terminal have been closed due to flash flooding and land slips in North Queensland, Australia, the terminal operator confirmed on Thursday February 7, with market participants also flagging potential disruptions at the state’s other coal terminals.

“Operations at Abbot Point Port were suspended early this week due to the extreme weather, which made it unsafe for employees to continue operations with many areas of the terminal deemed unsafe for entry,” the operator told Fastmarkets MB. Abbot Point shipped 1.8 million tonnes of coal – including thermal coal – last month, down 26.3% year on year. “Coal cargoes cannot be discharged at [Abbot Point] and there are 22-23 vessels at the anchor as of today. Unfortunately, we have some shipments...

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Deepali Sharma

Sophie Zhao

February 07, 2019

09:16 GMT

Singapore, Shanghai