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BHP’s First LNG-Fueled Bulk Ship to Deliver Iron Ore to Asia

  • Mount Tourmaline is set to load cargo in Australia this month
  • Commodities producer seeks to reduce emissions from transport
Mount Tourmaline, one of the world’s biggest bulk carriers, docks in Singapore to bunker LNG fuel.
Mount Tourmaline, one of the world’s biggest bulk carriers, docks in Singapore to bunker LNG fuel.Photographer: Ann Koh/Bloomberg

One of the world’s first bulk ships to run on liquefied natural gas will deliver its first cargo of iron ore to Northeast Asia later this month, according to charterer BHP Group Ltd.

The Mount Tourmaline is currently being fueled with the super-chilled gas in Singapore and will sail this week to Australia to pick up an iron ore cargo at Port Hedland, said Rashpal Bhatti, a vice president at BHP, at an event on Monday to launch the ship.