Japan's MOL eyes significant growth for controversial cargo

Shipments of controversial cargo bauxite, which is used to produce aluminum, will grow 40 percent by 2025, projects Japanese carrier Mitsui OSK Lines.

Bauxite is used when manufacturing aluminum, and China accounts for a large portion of global demand. | Photo: /ritzau/AP

Japan's Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) projects that bauxite shipments will grow significantly in the years to come.

Today, close to 100 million tons of bauxite are shipped annually. Bauxite is a key component in aluminum production.

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