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Vale Iron-Ore Shipping Activity at Major Ports

March 13, 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 13 March 12  March 9  March 8  March 7  March 6  March 5
                2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012
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              ----------------Deadweight tonnage in millions--------------
Total         24.847   24.900   24.326   24.245   23.614   23.565   23.792
 Berthed       1.081    1.306    1.699    1.461    1.203    0.843    1.183
 Waiting       6.324    5.886    5.875    5.877    5.868    6.114    6.295
 Scheduled    13.369   13.458   13.523   13.587   13.455   13.042   12.812
 Loaded        4.074    4.250    3.229    3.321    3.088    3.565    3.502
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            March 13 March 12  March 9  March 8  March 7  March 6  March 5
                2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012
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              ----------------------Number of ships-----------------------
Total            124      126      124      124      120      118      121
 Berthed           6        6        8        7        5        4        7
 Waiting          33       32       29       27       27       28       29
 Scheduled        66       68       70       72       70       67       66
 Loaded           19       20       17       18       18       19       19
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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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