Vale says iron ore sales unaffected by fire in port terminal

Brazil-based miner Vale said its sales have not been affected by a fire that impacted one of its piers at the Ponta do Madeira port terminal last week, in the country’s northern Maranhão state.

The terminal caught fire on Thursday January 14, but the accident was contained with no victims or environmental damage, according to the miner. The company is investigating the causes of the incident, it added.
“The terminal continues to operate with no impact in monthly iron ore shipments,” Vale said.

Vale expected idle capacity at the port to compensate for any potential downtime of the 4S pier, which was affected by the...

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Felipe Peroni

Renato Rostás

January 20, 2021

22:02 GMT

São Paulo