Solid Energy mining operations as normal following Quake
Solid Energy mining operations as normal
following Christchurch earthquake
Solid Energy advises that all its mining
operations are continuing to operate as normal.
available for export is being stockpiled at our mines, says
Chief Operating Officer Coal, Barry Bragg.
At present the
West Coast coal route and Lyttelton Port of Christchurch are
closed. The rail and port operators, KiwiRail and Lyttelton
Port of Christchurch respectively, are inspecting their
facilities and we are awaiting their reports.
We expect to
issue force majeure notices for the interruptions to
shipments that we suffer as a result of the Christchurch
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Jane Kelsey: "Shock Trade-Offs", No Deal At TPP Talks
A three-paragraph statement issued at the end of the ministerial summit was appropriately bland, given the complete void of any official information during the four-day meeting. Reading between the lines, it reveals four points about the current state of play.
First, ministers say they identified ‘potential landing zones’ for ‘the majority of key outstanding issues in the text’. Some of these decisions are hugely significant. New Zealand, Australia and Canada appear to have surrendered to an as-yet-undisclosed version of US-based demands on intellectual property that they have consistently deemed unacceptable.
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