FMG Celebrates 1.5 Billion Tonnes Iron Ore Shipment from Pilbara
Fortescue Metals Group has marked a significant milestone for its Pilbara operations, exporting over 1.5 billion tonnes of iron ore since it was first established in 2003. It comes less than three years after the Company celebrated shipping its billionth tonne from Herb Elliott Port in Port Hedland. This latest milestone coincided with a visit by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to Fortescue’s Christmas Creek operations, hosted by Fortescue Founder and Chairman Dr Andrew Forrest AO. Dr Forrest said “From the start, Fortescue’s journey has been to unlock the potential of the Pilbara and build Australia’s economy through the export of iron ore to the developing world. Today, Fortescue is drawing on the talent and expertise of the entire Fortescue family as we build on our capability as a world class resources company, rapidly evolving into a green hydrogen and energy producer to drive the global transition away from fossil fuels. It is with great pride that we welcomed the Prime Minister to our Pilbara operations in his first visit to the Pilbara region of Western Australia to demonstrate how Fortescue is leading the charge to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, positioning us as a global leader in addressing the climate change challenge.”
Fortescue Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Gaines said “Since our first shipment in 2008, Fortescue has now exported over 1.5 billion tonnes to our customers in China and other markets. We are proud of our significant contribution to the Western Australian and national economies through jobs, investment and the flow of taxes and royalties.
Fortescue’s first shipmentof iron ore departed Port Hedland in 2008 for Shanghai Baosteel’s Majishan Port. Since the first shipment over 46,680 trains have been unloaded at Port Hedland & over 8,110 ships have left Fortescue’s Herb Elliott Port