SYDNEY, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Rio Tinto said the iron ore ports of Dampier and Cape Lambert on Australia's west coast had reopened after closing due to a cyclone and that shiploading was underway.
Category 1 Cyclone Peta -- the weakest on a scale of one-to-five -- forced Port Hedland, Cape Lambert and Dampier ports to shut on Tuesday, halting almost half of the world's iron ore trade.
Port Hedland reopened late Wednesday.
(Reporting by James Regan; Editing by Joseph Radford) Keywords: AUSTRALIA RIO TINTO/
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