Rio iron ore mines shielded from potential US tariffs

Original article by Brad Thompson
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 17 : 8-Mar-18

Rio Tinto has advised that the automation of its haulage trucks will result in the loss of 200 jobs at its Brockman 4 and Marandoo iron ore mines in the Pilbara. The technology will also be rolled out at the West Angelas mine. Chris Salisbury, the CEO of Rio Tinto’s iron ore division, says 25 per cent of the company’s fleet has been automated to date. He adds that the steel tariff policy of President Donald Trump is unlikely to affect demand for iron ore from the Pilbara, as a small proportion of the steel output of Rio Tinto’s Asian customers is exported to the US.

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RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

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