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Fertilizer industry “deeply touched” by Beirut explosion

Fertilizer industry “deeply touched” by Beirut explosion

(Posted on 10/08/20)

Last week’s explosions at the port of Beirut have deeply touched the world’s fertilizer industry. The extremely powerful second blast resulted in at least 158 deaths, 6,000 injuries, and US$10–15 billion in property damage, and made an estimated 300,000 people homeless. The blast has been linked to about 2,750...

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Rio Tinto publishes Juukan Gorge submission

(Posted on 10/08/20)

Rio Tinto has reiterated its determination to ensure that the destruction of heritage sites of exceptional archaeological and cultural significance, such as the Juukan rockshelters, never occurs again.In its submission to the Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into the destruction of the rockshelters at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara...

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US waterways bill commended

US waterways bill commended

(Posted on 31/07/20)

The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) has commended the US Congress for passing by a unanimous voice vote the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020 (H.R. 7575).The House bill includes two key NGFA priorities – an increase in the federal share of the funding for inland waterways projects and full use of the...

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Rusal completes smelter transition

(Posted on 31/07/20)

RUSAL, a leading global aluminium producer, has announced that its Krasnoyarsk Aluminium Smelter (KrAZ) has completed its transition to the EcoSoderberg technology.The recently completed retrofitting project on the smelter involved modifying a total of 1954 reduction cells to use the EcoSoderberg process. During this environmental...

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Rio Tinto releases Q2 production results

Rio Tinto releases Q2 production results

(Posted on 22/07/20)

Rio Tinto has achieved a robust production performance with volumes up 1% compared with the second quarter of 2019 on a copper equivalent basis despite significant global challenges, restrictions related to COVID-19 and the impact of the earthquake at Kennecott, Utah. Pilbara iron ore shipments of 86.7 million tonnes (100% basis...

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USA to digitise barge industry transactions

USA to digitise barge industry transactions

(Posted on 16/07/20)

The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) in the USA has announced its official partnership with a new affiliated organization – National Grain and Feed Digital Solutions (NGFDS) – to oversee the widely anticipated new Barge Digital Transformation (BDT) platform.The BDT project is the massive undertaking underway...

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