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BHP-Mitsubishi to Shut Coal Berth at Australia's Hay Point for Upgrading

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, the world’s largest steelmaking coal exporter, will close a berth at its Hay Point port in Queensland for more than a month to install equipment at the terminal.

Berth 2 will shut from July 7 until Aug. 10 to install a fender, which absorbs impact or friction, according to a BHP Billiton Mitsubishi statement on the Inchcape Shipping Services Pty website. Inchcape arranges ship dockings.

Hay Point has two berths and a capacity to export 44 million metric tons of coking coal a year, according to the North Queensland Bulk Ports Corp.’s website. The alliance, or BMA as it’s known, is a joint venture between BHP and Tokyo- based Mitsubishi Corp.

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