Mining services company Mineral Resources (ASX:MIN) is pleased to announce the departure of its first train loaded with iron ore from the newly acquired Koolyanobbing Operation in Western Australia’s Yilgarn region.
The train, made up of MRL-owned and operated locomotives and rolling stock, is on its way to Esperance to begin the process of stockpiling ore at the port ahead of MRL’s first iron ore shipment out of the port.
This is expected within the next four weeks.
The successful and safe loading of this first train marks an important milestone for MRL, less than three months since the Company acquired the project.
The WA Government and its key departments including the Southern Port Authority collaborated with MRL to modify the rail car dumper at Esperance to be capable of unloading MRL’s fleet of bottom-dump rail wagons.
MRL has also received strong support from Arc Infrastructure, the owner of the train track network that connects Koolyanobbing to Esperance.
Shares in Mineral Resources (ASX:MIN) closed 0.9 per cent lower to $15.35 yesterday.