India Globalization Capital announced the achievement of a further milestone in the execution of its strategic plan. It has established a shipping hub at the border of Mongolia and China to provide iron ore to its customers in China and source raw materials for its beneficiation plants. The hub is positioned to deliver various grades of iron ore to its customers in China and has begun moving its first test shipment as part of the company's production ramp up. Iron ore exports from Mongolia were virtually nonexistent in 2008, and have experienced rapid growth since that time. According to Mongolia Asset Management, for the year 2012, Mongolia exported approximately 5.75M tons of iron ore representing a 61% increase over the previous year.