BBC Chartering to transport 600,000 revenue tons for Iron Bridge
After completing the first delivery of project cargo at Port Headland’s Lumsden Point, BBC Chartering has now unveiled that it has secured a deal comprising a minimum shipment volume of 600,000 revenue tons for the Iron Bridge project in Australia.
BBC Chartering informed that that it has 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. The first delivery, carried out by the multipurpose heavy lift vessel BBC Pearl included heavy-lift modules and components that 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 percent 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 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. A recent report by ACIL Allen that found the development of Lumsden Point would result in approximately 2.5 million tonnes of additional cargo shipped through Port Hedland.
Shipments for this project are ongoing and are expected to complete in April/May 2022, BBC Chartering said.