Force majeure on Mozambique coal transportation

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2/19/2013

Force majeure on Mozambique coal transportation

The high rainfall reaching Tete, Mozambique, since early February 2013, forced Vale to declare force majeure (FM) on a number of its coal sales contracts on February 15, 2013. Severe weather has created serious challenges to the Linha do Sena railway, thus impacting the transportation of our coal products.

So far, we estimate a loss of approximately 250,000 metric tons in metallurgical coal shipments. Caminhos de Ferro Moçambique (CFM), owner of Serra-Beira railway, is taking all the necessary measures to restore the railway traffic and the situation is expected to be normalized by the end of this month.​


Force majeure on Mozambique coal transportation