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Jellinbah reaches milestone

Jellinbah Coal Mine, north of Blackwater, reached the magic number of 100 million tonnes (Mt) last week, reaching the export milestone at Gladstone Ports Corporations (GPC) RG Tanna Coal Terminal.

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, shiploader operators watched the numbers tick over, as the 100Mt was loaded through the Gladstone facility.

Jellinbah Group Chief Executive Officer, Greg Chalmers said they are proud to reach the milestone alongside GPC.

“This is a fantastic achievement for Jellinbah East Mine which has been 31 years in the making,” Mr Chalmers said.

"We wish to thank GPC for their valued, long standing contribution to this significant milestone.”

GPC Acting Chief Executive Officer, Craig Walker said they were proud to have contributed to the historic achievement for the Jellinbah Group.

“Jellinbah has reached a very significant milestone in this past week, and I know all of GPC, from the staff that assisted with the loading to those that escorted the ship out to sea, were all proud to take part,” Mr Walker said.

“The Cape-size vessel MV Marijeannie sailed on Wednesday night with the historic load.

“On behalf of GPC’s Board of Directors and staff, I would like to congratulate Jellinbah and thank them for their longstanding relationship with us, we look forward to celebrating many more milestones alongside them in the future.”

The Port of Gladstone posted an impressive throughput of 124.02Mt in the last financial year, surpassing Hay Point as Queensland largest port.

Record levels of coal, LNG and a doubling of container trade represent the hallmarks of GPC’s recent success.

As Australia’s premiere multi-commodity port, GPC remains focussed on the important priorities of growing jobs, trade and our regions prosperity into the future.

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