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BHP Releases First Tender for LNG Shipment of Iron Ore

Logistic News - Published on Wed, 17 Jul 2019

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BHP said that it had released the world’s first tender for LNG-fuelled transport to carry up to 27 million tonnes, or about 10 percent, of its iron ore as it seeks to position itself at the forefront of responsible mining. Apart from the quest to cut carbon emissions to curb global warming, the United Nations shipping agency is introducing tougher anti-pollution standards in the industry’s biggest shake-up for decades.

BHP said ships fuelled by LNG would eliminate NOx and SOx emissions and, though not a zero-carbon solution, would bring a significant reduction in CO2 emissions until other options are available.

BHP, the world’s biggest diversified miner, stands apart from others in the sector with its target of net zero emissions by the second half of the century, in line with UN carbon-cutting goals. That is a huge challenge, especially if it includes emissions related to the group’s vast amounts of coking coal and iron ore for steelmaking, as well as shipping of the material.

Mr Rashpal Bhatti, BHP’s vice president for maritime and supply chain excellence, said that “We recognise we have a stewardship role, working with our customers, suppliers and others to influence emissions reductions across the full life cycle of our products.”

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Wed, 17 Jul 2019
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