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Vale Iron-Ore Shipping Activity at Major Ports

March 12, 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 12  March 9  March 8  March 7  March 6  March 5  March 2
                2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012
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              ----------------Deadweight tonnage in millions--------------
Total         24.900   24.326   24.245   23.614   23.565   23.792   26.561
 Berthed       1.306    1.699    1.461    1.203    0.843    1.183    1.290
 Waiting       5.886    5.875    5.877    5.868    6.114    6.295    6.422
 Scheduled    13.458   13.523   13.587   13.455   13.042   12.812   14.005
 Loaded        4.250    3.229    3.321    3.088    3.565    3.502    4.845
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            March 12  March 9  March 8  March 7  March 6  March 5  March 2
                2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012
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              ----------------------Number of ships-----------------------
Total            126      124      124      120      118      121      136
 Berthed           6        8        7        5        4        7        6
 Waiting          32       29       27       27       28       29       30
 Scheduled        68       70       72       70       67       66       75
 Loaded           20       17       18       18       19       19       25
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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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