BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Bauxite and Alumina


That’s the apt motto that greets you when you arrive at the Port of Kuantan in Malaysia. We visited the Port of Kuantan as part of the Global Bauxite conference held in Kuala Lumpur earlier this week. A group of us went to visit the mining and shipping operations after the conference. My own view […]

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Following the Global Bauxite conference in Kuala Lumpur, a group of us took the trip to the east coast of Malaysia, to see the local mining and shipping operation for ourselves. The feature image shows the washing station at the Spring Energy mine. Spring Energy was an interesting company to visit, but we weren’t the […]

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The Global Bauxite Conference here in Kuala Lumpur featured Dato Khasbullah Kadir, the COO of the Port of Kuantan. Mr Kadir gave us a detailed picture of what is happening in Kuantan port. This is the main port from which Malaysian bauxite is leaving for China. The port has a maximum draft of 11.2 metres, which […]

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The Global Bauxite conference in Kuala Lumpur has just finished, and one thing is clear – you can pick a number as to how much bauxite is likely to come out of Malaysia in the next few years. On Monday, we heard from a geologist with the Malaysian government that the total reserves in Malaysia […]

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AZ China is pleased to announce that we are a Media Partner for the Enmore Global Bauxite Conference, being held in Kuala Lumpur June 29 and 30. I am particularly pleased that the Enmore people have decided to tack on a visit to a local Malaysian bauxite mine and to Kuantan port. That visit will […]

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There have been reports recently, that the Indonesian government was looking at ways to mitigate its ban on bauxite exports, in an attempt to lure capital back into alumina refinery projects. A government official in that country reportedly suggested that some form of “bauxite-for-investment” plan could be introduced, where those who show genuine progress in […]

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