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Vale Iron-Ore Shipping Activity at Major Ports

March 09, 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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             March 9  March 8  March 7  March 6  March 5  March 2  March 1
                2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012
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              ----------------Deadweight tonnage in millions--------------
Total         24.326   24.245   23.614   23.565   23.792   26.561   25.664
 Berthed       1.699    1.461    1.203    0.843    1.183    1.290    1.499
 Waiting       5.875    5.877    5.868    6.114    6.295    6.422    6.621
 Scheduled    13.523   13.587   13.455   13.042   12.812   14.005   13.429
 Loaded        3.229    3.321    3.088    3.565    3.502    4.845    4.115
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             March 9  March 8  March 7  March 6  March 5  March 2  March 1
                2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012
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              ----------------------Number of ships-----------------------
Total            124      124      120      118      121      136      130
 Berthed           8        7        5        4        7        6        7
 Waiting          29       27       27       28       29       30       30
 Scheduled        70       72       70       67       66       75       70
 Loaded           17       18       18       19       19       25       23
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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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