Moly Mines is on track to reach its first shipment target in early December, the company has announced.

Around 70,000t of ore from Atlas Iron has been shipped from its Utah Point berth and loader at Port Hedland in Western Australia on the bulk vessel Bergen Max, setting a milestone for the company.

Moly also said that is has awarded an ore haulage contract for the one-million-ton Spinifex Ridge project to Bullback.

Ore haulage to Moly Mines’ stockpile area at the Utah Point facility will begin in November this year.