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About U.S. Borax Inc.

(Berths 165-166)

Borax, a global leader in industrial mineral supply and science, provides 30 percent of the world’s supply of refined borates, remarkable minerals that are essential to life and to modern living. A part of the Rio Tinto Group, an international mining and resources company, Borax serves more than 1,000 customers in 100 countries who rely on borates to create an extraordinarily diverse range of products. Borax owns and operates its refinery and shipping terminal in Wilmington — the only privately held facility at the Port of Los Angeles. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Borax operates its principal mine and refinery in Boron, California and a trona mine in Owens Lake, with locations worldwide in China, The Netherlands, France, and Spain. 

Terminal Features
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Handles industrial borates
7 acres (2.8 hectacres)
679’ total berth length
1 berth
36’ water depth
Transfers cargo to vessels at a rate up to 1,000 metric tons/hour
Product storage capacity of 350,000 tons
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®)
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Terminal Improvements

Rio Tinto Minerals

In 2016, Rio Tinto Minerals installed a 200hp air compressor, two dense phase conveyors, two dust collectors, truck scale and loading platform that provide air quality and traffic benefits by allowing the product to be transported from Boran by rail, reducing the number of truck trips by 25 percent.
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300 Falcon Street
Berths 165-166
Wilmington, CA  90744
(310) 522-5369
Danny Garcia
Wilmington Operations, Rio Tinto Materials
(310) 522-5313