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Rio Tinto set to charter up to six LNG dry bulk vessels from Eastern Pacific

Large mining company Rio Tinto, headed by former Maersk executive Jakob Stausholm, has entered an agreement with major shipowner Eastern Pacific for six new dry bulk vessels sailing on LNG.

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British-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto, headed by former Maersk executive Jakob Stausholm, is now set to charter up to six dual-fuel LNG dry bulk vessels from Eastern Pacific, informs an announcement from Eastern Pacific, controlled by shipping magnate Idan Ofer.

Initially, the agreement includes three new dry bulk vessels with dual-fuel engines capable of sailing on LNG, but the charter agreement allows for the ordering of three more vessels, all of which are 210,000 deadweight tonnes (dwt).

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