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Vale Iron-Ore Shipping Activity at Major Ports

February 28, 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. 28  Feb. 27  Feb. 24  Feb. 23  Feb. 22  Feb. 21  Feb. 17
                2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012
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              ----------------Deadweight tonnage in millions--------------
Total         25.393   24.530   26.533   24.772   24.221   25.315   26.050
 Berthed       1.516    1.289    1.306    1.107    1.754    1.533    1.315
 Waiting       7.567    7.235    7.641    7.066    7.103    7.654    9.074
 Scheduled    12.456   11.742   13.389   12.494   12.013   12.561   12.519
 Loaded        3.854    4.265    4.197    4.104    3.351    3.566    3.141
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             Feb. 28  Feb. 27  Feb. 24  Feb. 23  Feb. 22  Feb. 21  Feb. 17
                2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012
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              ----------------------Number of ships-----------------------
Total            130      124      131      124      122      128      130
 Berthed           8        7        6        6        9        7        6
 Waiting          35       33       33       29       29       33       39
 Scheduled        67       62       72       69       68       70       68
 Loaded           20       22       20       20       16       18       17
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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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