Thursday 19th Jan, 2017
Coal ships loading at Newcastle. Photo: Southern Cross Maritime

Plenty of life in Old King Coal

A new monthly coal export record was set in December at the Port of Newcastle, helping the port achieve an…
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Train carrying iron ore through the Pilbara in Western Australia, run by Rio Tintos Pilbara Iron. Photo: Rio Tinto

Rio capitalises on iron ore price in 2016

Rio Tinto took advantage of a sustained improvement in the price of iron ore in 2016, shipping 327.6 million tonnes…
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BHP Billiton Nickel West. Photo: BHP Billiton

Indonesia eases nickel export restrictions

Australian nickel miners have taken a hit on the stock exchange after Indonesia announced it would ease export restrictions on…
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Photo: Rivet

McAleese reborn as Rivet

Collapsed transport and logistics group McAleese has been brought out of administration and renamed Rivet. Former McAleese boss Mark Rowsthorn…
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Australia's bulk commodity shippers could be challenged by international competition. Photo: Shutterstock

WorleyParsons in class action over 2013 downgrade

A Federal Court judge has reportedly refused to intervene in the lodging of a multi-million-dollar class action lawsuit over alleged…
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Escondida mine in Chile. Photo: Rio Tinto

Labour talks threatening Escondida operations

Operations could halt at BHP’s Escondida copper mine in Chile, with workers reportedly threatening strike action over prolonged collective contract…
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Photo: Blue Lake Milk

Chinese firm opens SA milk powder plant

Chinese-owned Blue Lake Dairy Group has officially opened its new $50 million processing plant at Tantanoola in South Australia’s south…
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Cardiff grain silo collapse. Photo: NSW EPA / Twitter

‘Large bang’ heard as Newcastle grain silo collapses

Ingham’s Chicken has reportedly said it is not expecting any interruptions to feed supply, despite the collapse of a large…
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Australian miners think Chinese coal testing is unfair. Photo: Shutterstock

Anglo sackings ‘not bona fide’, judge suggests

A Federal Court judge has said there is reason to believe redundancies made during strikes by Anglo American subsidiary Capcoal…
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