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Rio Tinto Alcan’s aluminium transportation returns to normal at Boyne Smelters Limited


Rio Tinto Alcan today announced the termination of the force majeure event which had affected some of its customers being supplied with aluminium from Boyne Smelters Limited near Gladstone and that transport operations have returned to normal.

Flood waters are receding, road and rail access is available and the Port of Brisbane is open, allowing the transport of products to domestic and international customers.

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Rio Tinto’s business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa.


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