Transshipment can help optimise export ore chain costs

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20 September 2012 - At the Innovative Bulk Material Export Solutions for Mining conference Andrew Keith, Aurecon’s mining infrastructure leader, will present the increasing challenges facing miners around lengthening ore export chains and investigate transshipment’s place as a means of increasing the viability of resource projects through decreased ore chain infrastructure costs.

Miners, shippers and end point users face the multiple challenges of remote locations, terrain, environmental and socio-political constraints, a lack of infrastructure and supply chain complexities as they strive to remain competitive in the world market.   

“Targeting the lowest delivered cost requires innovative solutions, that reflect a whole of supply chain approach,” Andrew says.

Andrew’s presentation titled How long is an ore chain? Transshipment in the context of lengthening mining logistics chains, will focus on:

  •  The rising cost of ore chain infrastructure
  • Issues confronting lengthening ore chains
  • Seaboard bulk loading – a key ore chain component
  • Transshipment’s place as a shiploading option

Andrew will also be one of the experts on the panel discussion: Strategies for expansions in bulk export capacity.

The conference, which will take place at the Novotel Langley in Perth on 25 September 2012, will examine low cost shiploading, transshipment and port infrastructure for mineral assets.

How long is an ore chain? Transshipment in the context of lengthening mining logistics chains
Presented by: Andrew Keith
Tuesday 25 September 2012
Session time: 11:00 – 11:40 am

About Andrew Keith
Andrew Keith is Aurecon’s mining infrastructure leader. He has a formidable background in management as a project manager for multidisciplinary teams, as well as having managed Aurecon’s Indonesian operations for 12 years. Andrew is a civil engineer with more than 20 years of experience including major industrial and mining infrastructure projects.

He has been responsible for many multi-disciplinary projects providing infrastructure for mining and related industries. In Indonesia he was involved in the successful delivery of a number of coal and other mine projects including being directly responsible for numerous ore transport logistics and handling studies, engineering and project delivery.

If you would like to attend, please visit the conference website.

Find out more about Aurecon’s outstanding track record in ports and coastal design and mining infrastructure.

If you would like to arrange an interview with Andrew you can contact him directly on the details below:

Andrew Keith
Mining Infrastructure Leader
T +61 7 3173 8685
M +61 7 3173 8001


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