Coal exports out of Abbot Point set a monthly record in August with 1.8 million metric tons (mt) loaded in 24 ships. “This is a good indicator of what is yet to come at Abbot Point and a sign of continued growth within the industry,” said Brad Fish, CEO, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Ltd. “The previous record was set in December 2009 with 1.7 million mt loaded in 22 ships.” NQBP remains on track to deliver capacity of 50 million mtpy with construction of the X50 Expansion project running on schedule.”