Dalrymple Bay coal
terminal shipments in the Australian state of Queensland were returning to normal operating levels after a rail line closure last weekend and repairs to a torn coal conveyor belt mid-week, a source close to the terminal's operator DBCT Management said Friday.
Ship-loading volumes from the coal terminal, which has an annualized capacity of 85 million mt/year, rose to 149,000 mt/day Tuesday and 160,000 mt/day Wednesday after the rail outage, then retraced to 130,000 mt/day Thursday after the conveyor tear.
Tears in a conveyor used to transport coal exports from the terminal's stockpiles to waiting ships meant one of DBCT's three ship-loaders could not operate for a short period of time, the source said.
"The terminal is now going at full capacity, so it is just a matter of getting enough coal into the terminal," the source said.