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Economics of pit to port transportation

Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, Australia

Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, Australia

11 April 2012 - At the Indonesia Pit to Port Summit 2012, Aurecon in house experts Andrew Keith and Rifki Feriandi will run a full day post conference workshop on the economics of pit to port transportation alternatives.

Trends in the mining industry mean that transportation infrastructure and operational costs are becoming increasingly vital to the viability of resource projects. Key trends include:

  • Mines are getting further from the coast and buyers
  • Terrain, environmental and socio-political constraints becoming more challenging
  • Infrastructure, in particular transport infrastructure, is becoming a dominant component of mine development CapEx and OpEx
  • Infrastructure therefore needs at least as much consideration as the ore geology, mine planning and processing

This means that both buyers and sellers must focus on seeking improvements to all sections of the supply chain. This key area is one where efficiency developments and sustainable cost reduction could produce long lasting and significant improvements. The workshop will cover:

  • Key factors to look at when determining mining logistics solutions
  • Cost comparisons among rail, truck, conveyors and barging
  • Impact of specific project characteristics
  • Short term and long term ROI
  • Case studies

The Pit to Port Summit is Indonesia’s only conference on transport and logistics solutions for mining exports. It will take place at the Grand Hyatt Jakarta, in Indonesia, from 16 -19 April 2012.

Aurecon is one of the world’s top engineering and specialist consultants on mining infrastructure with global expertise in the planning, design and construction management of world class material handling facilities and supporting infrastructure.

Aurecon will also give the following presentation at the event:

Best Practice: Resolving the logistics and supply chain challenges in remote mining regions

Presented by: Andrew Keith and Rifki Feriandi
Afternoon Session: Financing and best practices
Wednesday 18 April, 3:20

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


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