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Coal &amp&semicolan#38&semicolan Allied trims output in line with export constraints

<p>Coal &#38 Allied has cut back production of coal at three Hunter Valley sites in line with reductions in its port and rail allocations for the rest of the year.</p> <p>Coal &#38 Allied managing director Douglas Richie said the cutbacks &#8211 reducing total production for the year by 25% &#8211 were unavoidable given the reduction in allocation levels.</p> <p>&#8220The current system of allocation and planning is clearly untenable,&#8221 he said.</p> <p>&#8220We are working with other parties involved in the coal logistics chain to develop a long-term strategy to provide a more stable basis for industry to operate in.</p> <br />