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Thursday, 24 June 2010
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Senator Bob Brown asked the Minister representing the Minister for Resources and Energy, upon notice, on 21 May 2010:

(a)   What volumes of coal do ships leaving Queensland ports typically carry; and

(b)   What is the current per tonne value of Queensland coal.

Senator Carr (Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research) —The Minister for Resources and Energy has provided the following answer to the honorable senator’s question:

(a)   The volume of coal carried by ships leaving Queensland ports vary depending on the vessel: - between 50 000 and 65 000 tonnes for Handymax vessels; - between 65 000and 100 000 tonnes for Panamax vessels; and - over 100 000 tonnes for Cape size vessels.

(b)   As at 21 May 2010, the per tonne of value of Queensland hard coking coal was AUD242.72 and Queensland thermal coal was AUD118.93, based on estimates prepared by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism.