Indonesian nickel shipping comes to halt after May 6

May 08, 2012 | 01:43 AM |

Ships carrying nickel have not been allowed to leave the Indonesian island of Sulawesi since May 6, when a ban on exports of raw materials took effect. Customs authorities have refused to issue PEB documents — required before exports can be shipped — since May 5, mining and shipping sources told Metal Bulletin. “Since ships cannot get PEB, shipping has effectively stopped. Any ships sailing without PEB will be considered carrying illegal goods,” a source at....

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