Rio Tinto declares force majeure after Mozambique flooding
Feb 22, 2013 | 11:40 AM
| Michelle Madsen
LONDON Anglo-Australian mining major Rio Tinto Plc has declared force majeure on coking coal shipments from its Benga Mine in Mozambique after severe flooding halted rail movements.
Flooding has damaged the Sena rail line, the primary transport route for coal exports from the southeast African nations coal-rich province of Tete.
All mining operations at the Benga Mine were suspended Feb. 20, according to Rio Tinto subsidiary Eqstra Mozambique Ltda., which operates the mine. ....
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