Nickel Exports from the Esperance Port totalled about 200,000 tonnes per annum.
A record cargo arrived in Esperance from Adelaide. The biggest freight movement ever seen in Australia –a barge carrying two 38.5 long autoclaves, which tipped the scales at 550 tonnes each, arrived at the Esperance Port. To transport the autoclaves from Esperance to the Murrin Murrin mine site, each autoclave was placed on two trailers and hauled by six prime movers, over a 732.5 km road journey.
The mine site is Anaconda Nickel’s billion dollar project between Leonora and Laverton.