During early July, Teck Resources reported a failure of a loading arm on one of two shipping barges at the Red Dog Operations’ port in Alaska. The company said it has completed testing of the loading arm on the second shipping barge at the port to ensure its integrity. It also confirmed there were no injuries or environmental impacts related to this incident.
As a result, the start of the Red Dog shipping season has been delayed. Teck currently expected to start shipping from Red Dog with one barge operational, and that repairs to the other barge will be completed in about a month. This will affect the timing of customer deliveries. Barring unforeseen severe weather conditions, Red Dog expects to ship all of its production during the shipping season, despite the mechanical incident.