@Bannor. I'm keen to hear your reasons! As I'm sure many on here are - after you've had a good afternoon in the garden of course. Since I personally don't have any good reasoning to think FAS/FCA would be more agreeable or likely than FOB or vice versa - I think I'll keep in mind that FOB is the most likely based on your views, which you'll hopefully explain - or at least hint at so we can research to the same answer ;-)
@MLQ. Our private port can't currently cater for 45kt vessels - it needs additional repair for that. It can, and did shortly after the disaster, cater for barges, which presumably loaded handmax vessels near by - possibly at the public port.
I don't think it's going to be relevant @tomcat, as: "DEV plans to ship directly to customers via 45,000-tonne bulk carriers at a rate of 2-3 loads every two months, dependent on port berth availability.". Note the s on carriers :-)
Although having said that, I suspect the rail will need more attention than half a million will provide. Although the exchange rate is particularly good at the moment. But time wise? Could possibly be done in a month or two? I suspect we'll barge it to the public port.
@MLQ, the reason I was suggesting the first load might be from our port is to fit in with the timetable - perhaps it's the quickest route to start production, but subsequently the quickest/cheapest is to get it moved (how? road or barges?) to the public port.
But as you say @Dallas, perhaps there is some historical iron ore at the public port? I don't remember anything about using the public port subsequent to the disaster, but it's possible. I suppose we could go satellite hopping. :-)