24 Jan 2010

First export shipment to be made by Pike

7:49 am on 24 January 2010

Pike River Coal says its first export shipment of 20,000 tonnes of premium hard coking coal will leave Lyttelton next month, bound for a customer in India.

The inaugural cargo is worth about $3.4 million.

The company says its second export shipment scheduled for the June quarter, will be around 40,000 tonnes.