SYDNEY Jan 12 The Australian port of Dampier,
which handles close to a fifth of the world's seabourne iron ore
trade for resources giant Rio Tinto , will
reopen on Saturday after a two-day closure due to a cyclone off
the northwest Australian coast.
"The cyclone danger has passed and we will be resume ship
loading later on Saturday morning," a spokeswoman for the port
told Reuters, adding the port had suffered no damage despite
being hit by high seas as the storm passed some 400 kms (250
miles) out to seas.
A second smaller port, Cape Lambert, which was also closed
due to the cyclone and is used by Rio Tinto was also expected to