April 25, 2015

Australian BHP Billiton has shipped its one billionth tonne of iron ore to Japan

Japanese ship Copyright Peter Hanami 2005
Title: Japanese ship 

"Mining giant BHP Billiton has just shipped its one billionth tonne of ore to Japan...The ore exported from the Pilbara was still an "essential ingredient for Japan's hi-tech steel industry, which leads the world in technology and efficiency" 

Jimmy Wilson, BHP Iron Ore, President

Source: Japan still hungry for BHP's iron ore
By John Dagge
Herald Sun Newspaper
Thursday 3rd July 2014, page 48

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