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BHP to use LNG vessels for large iron ore shipments

Mining major BHP wants to lower its emissions by using LNG-powered vessels to ship up to 10 percent of its iron ore production. The company expects to name the winner of a tender early next year.

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Major mining group BHP wants to lower its greenhouse gas emissions by using LNG vessels to ship millions of tons of iron ore in the future, reports Reuters.

BHP, the world's largest listed mining company, launched a tender in July for shipping 27 million tons of iron ore, corresponding to 10 percent of BHP's iron ore production. The special thing about the tender is that the shipments will be handled using vessels sailing on LNG.

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