Australia's Iron Ore Export Hub Starts Clearing Port Ahead Of Cyclone

A tropical low system in the Indian Ocean off Australia’s west coast was expected to develop into a tropical cyclone, Australia’s weather bureau said, forcing the country’s key iron ore exporting terminal to clear ships from harbour.

The Pilbara Ports Authority said in a statement late on Wednesday it had begun clearing large vessels from anchorages at Port Hedland, the world’s biggest iron ore loading hub, and that ships were directed to sail by 1200 GMT.

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