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Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal and CU River Mining Australia have won the award for Bulk Handling Facility of the Year (Resources and Infrastructure) at the 2016 Australian Bulk Handling Awards. The accolade, which was presented at a gala event in Sydney on 24 November, recognises the team work of both companies that led to the reactivation of South Australian iron-ore exports.

Additional new staff have been hired by the terminal to work on the project. To date around 225,000 tonnes of iron-ore have been exported to China, with just over 900,000 tonnes planned for the first 12 months of the operation.

Mr Steve Cox, General Manager of Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal said, “We are honoured to win the ‘Bulk Handling Facility of the Year’ award in partnership with CU River Mining. Recognition at a national level, which acknowledges our commitment to restarting an important supply chain for mining exports, is a privilege.”

The judging panel for the Australian Bulk Handling Awards reviewed Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal’s and CU River Mining’s efforts to bring new efficiencies into the iron-ore supply chain – which is over 800 kilometres long from pit-to-port. These included vertical integration, port infrastructure upgrades and operational efficiencies at Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal, where the bulk iron-ore is exported.

“Winning this prestigious award for our Cairn Hill Mine supply chain is significant for our business, our team and the local community and we thank the judges,” said Mr Ning Liu, Corporate Services Manager, CU River Mining Australia.

Following the recent announcement of Regional Development Fund support, CU River Mining’s Cairn Hill Mine is set to create over 60 new jobs through a new mining and processing operation.

“It’s been a great experience to partner with CU River Mining on this project and I am proud of what our team work has achieved, said Mr Cox.

About CU River Mining Australia

CU River Mining Australia Pty Ltd is a privately owned exploration and mining company which purchased the Cairn Hill mine near Coober Pedy in 2014. It employs an operational team at the mine site in South Australia’s Far North region and corporate staff at its Adelaide Head Office. The business is expanding its operations to include a new mining and processing operation near Coober Pedy.

About Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal

Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal has operated since July 2012 when Flinders Port Holdings gained 100 per cent ownership of the Adelaide Container Terminal from DP World South Australia. Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal aims to be recognised as the most efficient and customer focussed container terminal operator in Australia. In 2015, the Container Terminal, which is located in Outer Harbor, South Australia, handled approximately 380,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), and stevedored 364 container ships.

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