MSK’s inspection services have been contracted by Cliffs Mining, the largest iron ore/ pellet manufacturing company of North America having corporate heritage of 170 years. Cliffs’ U.S. Iron Ore operations located in Michigan and Minnesota had an annual capacity of 27.4 million tons of iron ore pellet production last year, which represents approximately 55 percent of total U.S. pellet production capacity. Cliffs owns and operates four of the eight open pit iron ore mining and processing facilities in the U.S. Following the formal agreement which has been executed recently, Cliffs Mining had given four cape shipments of pellets in a row for inspection supervision in China Discharge Ports. The subject contract is initially valid for next one year.