Exploring new horizons
Rio Tinto Marine is a critical supply chain partner to Rio Tinto's mining businesses, adding value by providing global shipping services and acting as the central repository of maritime expertise for the Group.
Rio Tinto Marine maintains an understanding of all aspects of marine transportation, the freight markets and the regulatory environment, and combines all shipping activities in one business unit to drive operational and commercial efficiency.
A key focus is on ensuring high operational and safety standards, both in third party ships and across Marine's fleet of owned ships. In 2012 Rio Tinto Marine shipped 177 million tonnes of dry bulk cargo, including nearly 85,000 container movements and took delivery of four new ships.