Iron Ore

MRS is the leading provider of mineral drying and handling services. We have operated on sites across the globe and in keeping with our forward-looking approach, we are enjoying the development of our expertise within the iron ore market.


Our expertise and service lies at the point of loading of cargos at dockside and at source.

Our knowledge and awareness of the strict requirement to load a product within the Transportable Moisture Limit “TML ” permitted by SOLAS, enables us to work with you in order to achieve this objective and avoid substantial and costly delays to the ship sailing. Similarly, our focus of providing the solution prevents the added issues faced during transportation itself.

Our ongoing objective and focus is to work with you to provide a solution to your requirements, that results in not only enabling you to continue to operate and deliver at the optimum level, but also to provide a solution that eliminates the need for double-handling of the product, which results in large cost savings and prevents and minimizes environmental impact.


The client had contacted Moisture Reduction Systems after receiving a referral that they were the company to talk to with regards to reducing the moisture content in Iron Ore. The client was experiencing large fluctuations in moisture levels on their incoming ore from the vessels. The material during transport particularly at the base of the holds was becoming increasingly problematic and costly to unload and stack. In some instances the material had increased to 12.00% moisture content.

The client asked Moisture Reduction Systems to design a system that would manage the increased wet material to enable product throughput at the mill to remain at the targeted levels and to provide an opportunity to increase and accelerate throughput. At the current moisture levels this was not possible and the delays and added energy consumption was resulting in high and unnecessary costs to the process

The challenge

  • Increase and accelerate throughput of material
  • Improve product handling
  • Reduce moisture content in short timeframe
  • Provide a reliable, consistent and cost-effective solution
  • Reduce OPEX




Moisture Reduction Systems tailored a schedule and delivery with the customer to install a successful system in a short timeframe that delivered the results whilst simultaneously working around the customers ongoing operational and production schedule so as to provide minimal downtime, which enabled the customer to operate at their usual production and operational capacity whilst having the solution installed.