Mozambique Mining: Jindal Africa disobeys court order on coal terminal closure


Jindal Coal Operation in Tete – Mozambique

Radio Mozambique has reported that Indian company Jindal Africa has failed to comply with a court order ordering it to stop coal stockpiling activities at its Chirodzi mine, in the Moatize district of Mozambique’s Tete province. The order was issued by the Tete provincial court.

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Mozambique Mining: Coal now leads exports


Coal exports reached US326 million

The value of Mozambican coal exports rose 200 percent between the first quarter of 2016 and the same period in 2017, with the product accounting for a full one-third of the value of exports, the Bank of Mozambique has announced. Continue reading

Mozambique Mining: Court orders closure of JSPL coal terminal


Jindal Coal Operation in Tete – Mozambique

JSPL Mozambique Minerais company has kept the Moatize coal terminal in operation despite a decision by the Tete Judicial Court for it to be closed, Radio Moçambique reported. Continue reading

Mozambique Mining: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal may buy local coal

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Moatize Coal – Tete, Mozambique

Japanese steelmaker Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal is analysing the purchase of coking coal from Mozambique and other countries in an effort to offset the volatility of ore prices, said the group’s executive vice president. Continue reading

Mozambique Mining: After Nacala coal terminal inauguration, Country foresees a brighter future for coal industry

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Moatize Vale coal Mine

The consortium formed by the Brazilian mining giant Vale, the Japanese multinational Mitsui, and Mozambique’s public owned port and rail company, CFM, on Friday formally inaugurated the Nacala Logistics Corridor (CLN), the new railway and coal terminal which Vale believes will be determinant for the success of its coal mining operations at Moatize, in the western province of Tete. Continue reading

Mozambique Coal Logistics: Exports from to increase with inauguration of the Nacala coal terminal

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Aereal view of the Nacala Coal Terminal ship loaders.

The inauguration on Friday of the coal terminal at the port of Nacala-a-Velha and the railway line to transport ore mined at Moatize is expected to increase exports and even make coal the main product exported by Mozambique, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) reported recently. Continue reading

Mozambique Coal Logistics: Nacala coal terminal to operate in full speed yet this month

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Nacala Coal port terminal in Mozambique. Photo: Vale/ITIE Mozambique

The coal terminal at the port of Nacala-a-Velha, in Mozambique’s Nampula province, will officially start operating on Friday, marking a new phase in the process of transportation and export of coal mined in Moatize, Tete province, the northern logistics corridor company CLN. Continue reading

Mining & Sustainability: Researchers exploring new water-based method for testing met-coal samples


Roben Jig coal washing process could more accurately evaluate coal quality

A new method of testing exploration coal samples could not only be less harmful to the environment, it could also result in a more accurate assessment of how economically viable coal projects are. Continue reading

Mozambique Mining: “Brighter future for coal industry ahead” – EIU report

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Moatize Vale coal Mine

Coal will be Mozambique’s top exportrevenue earner over the medium term, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). This will be the result of improving security in the central region of the country and rising global coal prices. Details of the EIU report were released by Portuguese news agency Lusa. Continue reading

Global Markets: Coking coal price surges 15%


A coal truck at Vale Moatize Coal Mine in Tete, Mozambique

The market for coking coal exploded on Monday with the steelmaking raw material surging more than 15% to $175.70 (Australia free-on-board premium hard coking coal tracked by the Steel Index), an 11-week high. Continue reading