Gladstone open as cyclone closes northern coal terminals

GLADSTONE'S coal terminals at Barney Point and RG Tanna remain open for shipments as three shipping terminals in north Queensland close because of the pending tropical cyclone.

However, it's believed rough seas prevented the berthing of one coal ship in Gladstone earlier this week. reports Glencore's Abbot Point terminal, BHP Billiton's Hay Point terminal and the Dalrymple Bay terminal suspended shipments on Tuesday.

About 20 ships waiting to load coal exports at the Dalrymple Bay terminal moved further out to sea Monday as a safety measure because of rough seas, and the terminal is not allowing ships to berth, possibly until Friday.

Dalrymple Bay terminal is still receiving deliveries by train from its 20 customer coal mines in Queensland's Bowen Basin coal field, but railings into the terminal may have to stop as its stockpile capacity limit of around 1.4 million mt may be reached soon.

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