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Vale Iron-Ore Shipping Activity at Major Ports

February 27, 2012

The following table shows shipping activity at four major Brazilian ports used by Vale SA for iron- ore export. Data is aggregated from ports Ponta da Madeira, Tubarão, Itaguaí and Guaíba.

Vale, based in Rio de Janeiro, is the world’s biggest iron- ore producer. Deadweight tons are a measure of a ship’s capacity for carrying cargo, fuel and supplies. Vale doesn’t release information on how much is loaded on each ship.

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             Feb. 27  Feb. 24  Feb. 23  Feb. 22  Feb. 21  Feb. 17  Feb. 16
                2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012
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              ----------------Deadweight tonnage in millions--------------
Total         24.530   26.533   24.772   24.221   25.315   26.050   26.056
 Berthed       1.289    1.306    1.107    1.754    1.533    1.315    1.439
 Waiting       7.235    7.641    7.066    7.103    7.654    9.074   10.297
 Scheduled    11.742   13.389   12.494   12.013   12.561   12.519   11.971
 Loaded        4.265    4.197    4.104    3.351    3.566    3.141    2.349
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             Feb. 27  Feb. 24  Feb. 23  Feb. 22  Feb. 21  Feb. 17  Feb. 16
                2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012
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              ----------------------Number of ships-----------------------
Total            124      131      124      122      128      130      125
 Berthed           7        6        6        9        7        6        9
 Waiting          33       33       29       29       33       39       42
 Scheduled        62       72       69       68       70       68       63
 Loaded           22       20       20       16       18       17       11
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NOTES: Port activity is updated throughout the day on Vale’s Web site;
data reflects the latest update at time of reporting. 

SOURCE: Vale SA (VALE3)

To contact the reporter on this story: Kristy Scheuble in Washington at kmckeaney@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net


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