Major Shipments Underway from Bell Bay Tasmania
All product testing essential for safe shipment is complete with excellent results and shipper declarations have been presented as required. Product sampling during loading is being done by ABx as part of its normal quality assurance process.
Survey of the ship's draft will determine the final cargo loading. The initial 30,000 tonnes of blended Mixed Grade Bauxite (Product 04.100) plus an additional 5,000 tonnes of Cement-grade bauxite (Product 04.15) that will be carried in separate holds on the same ship. This multiple cargo operation demonstrates ABx's ability to supply customers with different specifications tailored to their needs.
Mine Site Operations
Stornoway Projects Pty Ltd carried out the specialist operations at the Bald Hill Bauxite Project mine site, including an important product assembly procedure that allows the blending of product to customer's specification. Bald Hill was the first new bauxite mine in Australia for more than 30 years.
Land Transport Arrangements
Dave Wagner & Son Pty Ltd has delivered the bauxite from the mine stockpile to port of Bell Bay ahead of schedule. Wagners transported the previous bauxite shipments and works well with all stakeholders.
QUBE Logistics at Bell Bay provides the stevedoring services and the stockpiling arrangements, in conjunction with TasPorts.
ABx considers this consistent handling to be the best way to assure the tight quality controls that ABx wishes to be known for in the market. Inspections by two customers' agents confirmed this.
Our customers appreciate that:
ABx bauxite is the best favour they can do for themselves and their cement plant.
This sale is a continuation of ABx's ongoing business, which is due to be expanded by additional purchasing from several offshore centres, subject to appropriate currency exchange rates.
Fertiliser Sales Increased
ABx's sales into the fertiliser industry have ramped up to satisfy customer demand over the summer period. This continues to be modest but valuable business supplying local industry.
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About Australian Bauxite Ltd
Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) (ASX:ABX) has started its first bauxite mine in Tasmania and holds the core of the Eastern Australian Bauxite Province. ABx's 37 bauxite tenements in Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania exceed 5,000 km2 and were rigorously selected for (1) good quality bauxite; (2) near infrastructure connected to export ports; and (3) free of socio-environmental constraints. All tenements are 100% owned, unencumbered & free of third-party royalties.
ABx's discovery rate is increasing as knowledge, technology and expertise grows.
The Company's bauxite is high quality gibbsite trihydrate (THA) bauxite and can be processed into alumina at low temperature.
ABx has declared large Mineral Resources at Inverell and Guyra in northern NSW, Taralga in southern NSW, Binjour in central QLD and in Tasmania confirming that ABx has discovered significant bauxite deposits including some of outstandingly high quality.
In Tasmania, at Bald Hill, the Company's first bauxite mine commenced operations on schedule on 9 December 2014 – the first new Australian bauxite mine for more than 35 years.
ABx aspires to identify large bauxite resources in the Eastern Australian Bauxite Province, which is emerging as a globally significant bauxite province. ABx has created significant bauxite developments in 3 states - Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania. Its bauxite deposits are favourably located for direct shipping of bauxite to both local and export customers.
ABx endorses best practices on agricultural land, strives to leave land and environment better than we find it. We only operate where welcomed.
Australian Bauxite Ltd