Trains give Rio’s iron ore unit a push

Original article by James Thomson
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 15 : 19-Apr-18

Rio Tinto has advised that its Pilbara iron ore shipments totalled 80.3 million tonnes in the March 2018 quarter, which is 11 per cent lower than the December quarter but five per cent higher year-on-year. The resources group still expects shipments for the full year to be within the range of 330 million and 340 million tonnes. Rio Tinto has also advised that it expects the AutoHaul autonomous train project to be completed in 2018, and says the proportion of trains that are operating in autonomous mode rose from 60 per cent to 65 per during the quarter.

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RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, QUEENSLAND ALUMINA LIMITED, RUSAL

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