BBC Chartering carries Iron Bridge Project
BBC Chartering is excited to have been entrusted by NMT GLOBAL PROJECT LOGISTICS and Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) to carry heavy-lift steel module structures, ancillary cargoes, and containers for the “Iron Bridge” project. A contract comprising a minimum shipment volume of 600,000 revenue tons. Heavy-lift modules and components will be assembled on site for the ore processing facility. The Iron Bridge project holds Australia’s largest JORC* compliant magnetite resource supporting a long mine life. This gives FMG the ability to deliver a product over 67% Fe content. The modern and innovative mine development process once online, is anticipated to produce 22 million metric tons per annum for export.
Loaded expertly by our resident port captain in Wison, China and received and discharged safely and efficiently by our partners Qube Stevedores in Port Hedland, we are excited to continue shipping lots ranging from 18-35,000 cubic meters comprising heavy lifts up to 300 metric tons into Port Hedland.
The high volume of cargo on this project has led to the establishment of Lumsden Point, which is currently a dedicated facility for FMG’s module discharge. This new berth will alleviate pressure on the existing Port Hedland infrastructure, allowing for a greater volume of project cargo to be received, as well as exports from the region. BBC Chartering's commercial, technical staff and ship masters have been instrumental both reviewing and collaborating in the construction proposals with Pilbara ports, NMT and FMG as well as working through the physical challenges that a new port and berth presents. The BBC PEARL was the first vessel to call on Tuesday 26 October 2021, which was nicely captured by Pilbara Ports Authority in their recent video which we are sharing here. Shipments for this project are ongoing and are expected to complete in April/May 2022.
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