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Vale Iron-Ore Shipping Activity at Major Ports

March 29, 2012

The following table shows shipping activity at four major Brazilian ports used by Vale SA for iron- ore export. Data is aggregated for ports Ponta da Madeira, Tubarão, Itaguaí and Guaíba as it appears on Vale’s website.

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 29 March 23 March 22 March 21 March 20 March 19 March 16
                2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012
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              ----------------Deadweight tonnage in millions--------------
Total         28.113   26.644   23.409   23.401   22.457   21.245   25.685
 Berthed       1.254    1.125    0.967    1.179    1.094    1.140    1.536
 Waiting       7.307    6.491    6.512    6.391    6.685    5.823    6.485
 Scheduled    15.571   16.000   12.874   12.537   11.481   11.366   14.375
 Loaded        3.981    3.028    3.055    3.294    3.197    2.916    3.288
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            March 29 March 23 March 22 March 21 March 20 March 19 March 16
                2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012     2012
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              ----------------------Number of ships-----------------------
Total            144      138      126      126      122      116      135
 Berthed           7        6        6        7        6        6        9
 Waiting          39       35       35       35       36       31       34
 Scheduled        78       79       68       66       62       63       75
 Loaded           20       18       17       18       18       16       17
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NOTES: Port activity is updated throughout the day on Vale’s website;
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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