Australia's Port Hedland iron ore shipments to China slip 8 pct in March
SYDNEY, April 5 (Reuters) - Iron ore shipments to China from
Australia's Port Hedland terminal fell more than 8 percent in
March from a month earlier, port data released on Friday showed.
Iron ore shipments to China from the world's biggest iron
ore port totalled 30.7 million tonnes in March, compared with
February's 33.5 million tonnes, the Pilbara Ports Authority
Port Hedland is used by three of Australia's top four iron
ore miners, BHP Billiton, Fortescue Metals Group
and Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting.
Shipments were affected by tropical cyclone Veronica, which
hit Western Australia in late March. Port Hedland was closed for
more than 92.5 hours, Pilbara Ports Authority said in a separate
(Reporting by Swati Pandey;
Editing by Jacqueline Wong)
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