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Australia's Port Hedland clearing out ships as Cyclone Joyce intensifies

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By James ReganSYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Port Hedland iron ore terminal expects to clear all remaining vessels from its harbour by 1030 GMT as a safety measure after a tropical cyclone intensified off the nation's western coast on Thursday, Pilbara Ports Authority said. The port's biggest user, global mining giant BHP, said it was monitoring the progress of Cyclone Joyce amid forecasts it will reach Category 3 strength by early Friday morning, packing wind gusts of 165-224 km per hour."All vessels are expected to be cleared from the port by 6.30 p.m (1030 GMT) tonight, at which time the ...

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 15:15 IST