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Exemption for all agricultural haulers

(Posted on 31/03/20)

In a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in the USA, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and 53 other agricultural groups have urged that the agency grant relief from federal drive time rules for all truck drivers hauling agricultural goods.“As trucking capacity and the availability...

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Rio Tinto slows some operations

Rio Tinto slows some operations

(Posted on 26/03/20)

As a result of separate actions by the Premier of Quebec and the President of South Africa to contain the spread of COVID-19, Rio Tinto will slow down some of its operations.At Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in South Africa Rio Tinto will curtail production in compliance with a directive from the Government aimed at containing the...

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Cargill donates disinfecting alcohol

Cargill donates disinfecting alcohol

(Posted on 26/03/20)

Cargill, one of Europe's largest alcohol producers, has donated a first batch of 60,000 liters of disinfecting alcohol to the health sector in the Netherlands. Through the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) this will be distributed to hospitals and other healthcare institutions in the Netherlands where a shortage has arisen...

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BHP prioritises safety

BHP prioritises safety

(Posted on 20/03/20)

BHP has outlined the steps it is taking to maintain the safety of its workforce and continuity of its operations in the face of the global spread of COVID-19.BHP CEO Mike Henry said: “The health and safety of our people and the safe operation of our sites is of paramount importance. Keeping our operations running is critical...

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Vale updates coronavirus

(Posted on 20/03/20)

“Vale would like to update the market on the steps and policies it is taking to safeguard its employees, businesses and communities surrounding its operations from the threats that are being posed by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, and on the consequences of such measures.On this date, Vale took the decision to ramp down...

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Update on Rio Tinto mine earthquake

(Posted on 20/03/20)

Rio Tinto’s Kennecott mine near Salt Lake City (SLC), Utah, was has been impacted as a result of a 5.7-magnitude earthquake close to the town of Magna. All employees have been safely accounted for and evacuated from the potential risk areas. At this stage we have identified limited damage to the operation or risk to the surrounding...

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