Floods Disrupt Australian Coal Supply Chain

18 January 2011 (Last Updated January 18th, 2011 18:30)

The heavy flooding in Queensland has disrupted Australia's coal supply chain, which is expected to have a global impact on the energy sector. The flooding has damaged rail lines connected to coal terminals, leading to a disruption in coal supply, according to Transport Intelligence.

The heavy flooding in Queensland has disrupted Australia's coal supply chain, which is expected to have a global impact on the energy sector.

The flooding has damaged rail lines connected to coal terminals, leading to a disruption in coal supply, according to Transport Intelligence.

About 14 million tons of coal have yet to be loaded at terminals such as Gladstone Port complex and Dalrymple Bay.

It is expected to take about six months to resolve the situation.

The terminals resumed operations over the weekend, but at 60% capacity.