US West Coast port bottlenecks delay shipments of perlite and diatomite for EP Minerals
Published: Friday, 30 January 2015
Protracted industrial action by the ILWU is forcing EP Minerals to stockpile its perlite and diatomite output, an ill-timed logistics bottleneck for the company, which has reported that it is receiving record demand for its products.
Nevada, US-based EP Minerals LLC is being
forced to stockpile around 109 tonnes/day diatomaceous earth
(diatomite) and perlite due to congestion and industrial action
campaigns in West Coast ports.
Diatomite is mainly used as a filler and filter mineral,
while perlite is mostly consumed in the filling and