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BHP Billiton: Cyclone Debbie damaged infrastructure in Queensland

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BHP Billiton said that force majeure has been declared for all of its BMA Coal and BMC Coal products following damage caused by Cyclone Debbie in Queensland, Australia.

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Specifically, BHP Billiton cited the damage to the network infrastructure of rail track provider Aurizon Holdings Ltd.

BHP Billiton said it continues to assess haulage options to manage access from mine sites to ports and shipments to customers.

Force majeure refers to unforseeable circumstances that prevent the fulfilment of a contract.

"We continue to monitor and work through the impacts to production and will provide updates over coming weeks and detail in the operational review," the company said.

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