The company has now reached the budgeted operating rates and is achieving consistent results on a daily basis.
Metro had encountered some unexpected adverse swell conditions starting late May. These conditions gradually improved and returned to expected conditions around June 10, 2019.
From this point onwards, daily shiploading rates have averaged over 15,000 wet metric tonnes (WMT) per day, including a daily record of 20,835 WMT.
The company is confident of maintaining these levels throughout the year and remains on track to meet its production and shipping guidance of 3.3-3.5M WMT.
Metro managing director and chief executive officer Simon Finnis said: “While it was a challenging start to the quarter, I am extremely proud of how the site team and our contract partners responded to resolving issues as they arose.
“All aspects of the operation have finished the quarter performing strongly, and we have laid the groundwork to meet our current production guidance.”