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Vale Iron-Ore Shipping Activity at Major Ports

March 15, 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 15 March 14 March 13 March 12  March 9  March 8  March 7
                2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012
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              ----------------Deadweight tonnage in millions--------------
Total         26.274   24.667   24.847   24.900   24.326   24.245   23.614
 Berthed       1.344    1.084    1.081    1.306    1.699    1.461    1.203
 Waiting       6.826    6.746    6.324    5.886    5.875    5.877    5.868
 Scheduled    14.540   13.088   13.369   13.458   13.523   13.587   13.455
 Loaded        3.564    3.749    4.074    4.250    3.229    3.321    3.088
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            March 15 March 14 March 13 March 12  March 9  March 8  March 7
                2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012
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              ----------------------Number of ships-----------------------
Total            136      127      124      126      124      124      120
 Berthed           8        5        6        6        8        7        5
 Waiting          36       36       33       32       29       27       27
 Scheduled        75       67       66       68       70       72       70
 Loaded           17       19       19       20       17       18       18
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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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