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Rio Tinto train drivers to be replaced by robots by 2016

Rio Tinto plans to slash its very well paid train-driving workforce in the Pilbara by 40% and replace them with fully automated trains by 2016, according to media outlet Bloomberg. Its expected up to...

Rio makes first iron ore shipment to Japan

Rio Tinto has loaded the first shipment of iron ore from its expanded port, rail and mine operations in Australia. The company claims the shipment  marks the commencement of commissioning of their...

Rio sells Northparkes for $820 million

Rio Tinto has sold 80 per cent of its interest in the Northparkes copper and gold mine to China Molybdenum for US$820 million. The sale of the mine, located near Parkes in NSW, is in line with newly...