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Australian Gladstone port's Jan alumina throughput down 32% on year

Friday, 10 February 2012 | 00:00
Australia's Gladstone port in the state of Queensland handled 252,018 mt of outbound alumina shipments in January via eight vessels, data published Tuesday by the local port authority showed.
The January throughput was down 32% from a year ago and down 36.8% from December.
Of the January total, 122,708 mt were domestic shipments while 76,823 mt were bound for Russia and 52,487 mt for Qatar.
The January throughput was down 36.8% from December and down 32% from a year ago.
Gladstone port facilitates alumina shipments from two refineries in Queensland that have a total production capacity of 5.25 million mt/year.
Queensland Alumina -- a joint venture between Rio Tinto and Rusal -- can produce 3.95 million mt/year at Gladstone, while Rio Tinto's wholly owned plant at Yarwun can make 1.4 million mt/year.
GLADSTONE PORT'S ALUMINA SHIPMENTS: 2012 volume (mt) Vessel count 2011 volume (mt) Vessel count January 252,018 8 370,761 10
GLADSTONE PORT'S ALUMINA SHIPMENTS IN JAN 2012 Destination Volume (mt) Vessel count Australia 122,708 4 Russia 76,823 3 Qatar 52,487 1 Total 252,018 8.
Source: Gladstone Ports Corp.
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