We are one of the world's largest iron ore producers with approximately 23 per cent of seaborne iron ore trade. We have operations in Australia and Canada and development projects in Guinea (west Africa) and India. From these locations, we are well positioned to take advantage of demand for iron ore in both developed and developing regions.
Our iron ore portfolio also includes HIsmelt technology, the world's first commercial direct smelting process for iron ore, and our ocean freight business, Rio Tinto Marine, which services our global operations.
In the Pilbara, we operate a world-class, integrated network of 14 iron ore mines, three port facilities, a 1,400 kilometre rail network; and related infrastructure.
We are in the midst of an exciting phase of expansion and growth, lifting our current capacity of 237 million tonnes per annum (Mt/a) to 290 Mt/a in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Iron Ore Company of Canada
Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) has been Canada's leading supplier of iron ore for more than 50 years.
Simandou is a world-class iron ore mining project located in south-east Guinea, West Africa. It will be the largest integrated iron ore mine and infrastructure project ever developed in Africa, with the potential to transform the Guinean economy and transport infrastructure.
Rio Tinto has a joint venture with the state owned Odisha Mining Corporation, which is seeking to develop iron ore leases in Odisha - one of the key iron ore regions of the world.