Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) announced yesterday the sale of 33,405 metric tons of cement-grade bauxite to an unnamed buyer earlier this week.
Per the firm, the bauxite ore arrived at the port of Bell Bay from Bald Hill bauxite mine last week, with loading commencing in the late morning on Monday. Loading was completed on Wednesday evening, and the bulk carrier weighed anchor and set sail a few hours later. ABx reported that port operations were completed in a timely manner, and it did not reveal a destination for the just-laden vessel.
Despite slow-downs caused by the novel coronavirus and the resulting lockdowns, ABx has still been busy with the business of business. Since mid-March the firm has inked deals for bauxite ore totaling over A$2.5 million.
QUBE Ports provided stevedoring services, while Monson Shipping stood in as agents. Briar Maritime provided the ship survey, and TasPorts carried out other needed services as well. At the mine, Hazell Bros brought the bauxite ore to the surface, while Dave Wagner & Son Pty Ltd moved it to port under budget in no small part due to recently low fuel prices. ABx credited its longstanding partnerships with contractors as a distinct advantage to its customers.
Based in Sydney, ABx conducts operations in Tasmania, Queensland, and New South Wales. The firm boasts combined JORC resources of 124 million metric tons in twenty-two tenements covering almost two thousand square kilometers in Eastern Australia. Its Binjour tenement in Queensland is considered by the company to be its flagship project.