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BHP says supply commitments not derailed

By AAP Newswire

Global miner BHP Billiton intends to meet its contractual supply commitments to its customers despite forcibly derailing a runaway iron ore train in Western Australia.

BHP said in a statement it was engaging with customers and intends to meet its contractual commitments.

The miner said it plans to use stockpile reserves at the export hub of Port Hedland to maintain its port operations, but they are not expected to cover the entire period of disruption.

The miner suspended all of its rail operations after the incident on Monday but expects to restore partial rail operations in about one week.