The company has worked with the customer for the four months to achieve the optimum product specifications.

Australian Bauxite has awarded the contract for mining, processing and blending to Hazell Bros contractors. It has also commenced contract negotiations for transporting the product to the Bell Bay port.

“ABx has long-standing relationships with experienced contractors that are well known for meeting the strict tonnage-specification targets and complying with community and landholder requirements.”

“ABx has contracted with QUBE Logistics at Bell Bay for the stevedoring services and stockpiling arrangements, in conjunction with TasPorts. Monson Shipping have provided Shipping Agents services and Briar Maritime have provided independent ship surveys to date.”

The company expects sales of fertiliser grade bauxite to continue throughout the year as the fertiliser product achieves wider market approval.