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ClassNK, Rio Tinto cooperate on safe carriage of iron ore

ClassNK, Rio Tinto cooperate on safe carriage of iron ore
Classification society ClassNK and Rio Tino Iron Ore have signed a collaborative agreement focused on the safe maritime transport of iron ore.

“Both Rio Tinto and ClassNK have decades of specialised knowledge and expertise related to the maritime transport of solid bulk cargoes. By signing this agreement we hope to share this rich history and knowledge to benefit the entire maritime community,” said Yasushi Nakamura, executive vice president of ClassNK.

Warwick Smith, managing director, sales and marketing for Rio Tinto Iron Ore, hoped that the collaboration will expand into a wider range of cooperative research on maritime safety of other products shipped by the Rio Tinto Group.

ClassNK support for the project is being carried out as part of its joint R&D for industry program, which has provided funding and research support for more than 250 joint maritime R&D projects since its inception in 2009.

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