In the north-west coast of Australia great trading ports, which are brought into the extracted iron ore for transportation, could not work in the conditions of the approaching tropical storm, which led to a halt almost half of global processes related to the implementation of the ore.
Port Hedland, dump and Cape Lambert ports will be forced to stop because of the time element, which came from the Indian Ocean. Scores of ships bound for shipment mined material, will have to find a safe haven. If one considers the fact that, of the Port Hedland annually sent more than 200 million tons of ore (one fifth of the world raw steel), even a one-day delay may have a negative impact on the welfare of the global maritime trade. Closure of the port provided in the 19 pm local time. The same decision was made in respect of Rio Tinto and Port Walcott.
By 6 am the tropical storm was located 130 kilometers north-east of Port Hedland, and was moving west at a speed of 11 km / h Soon cyclone reaches Category 1, which will increase the possibility of force gusts of up to 100 km / h But it is dangerous for ships at sea. For safety while staying storm closed mined deposits of oil and gas.
The area of sea between Port Hedland and dump has long been known to sailors as "cyclone alley" because of the rainy season from November to April in this part of the Australian coastal area for not less than a dozen cyclones of varying strength. In this period of time the work of Western Australian ports greatly suffers from symptoms of bad weather.