Valemax

Initiatives

Valemax

  • Valemax: the world's largest ore carrier ship
  • It transports 2.3 more than other ships of its category
  • Built by multinational engineering
  • Currently, Vale has 15 Valemax vessels in operation
  • Professionals from around the world work aboard Valemax

Valemax's X-Ray

46.000 tons of steel 125.000 liters of paint in construction
Basement walls reinforced to withstand the pressure of the load. 400 thousand tons of load. Enough to build 400 thousand cars.
7 tanks Each has the size of a tennis court.
65m wine - Its surface is the size of three football fields. Or even a de 22-floor building.
362 meters It can be compared to 26 popular cars lined up or the height of the Eiffel Tower which is 324 meters.
Propeller with 10.3m diameter.
22 people make up the crew, the same as a small-sized commercial ship.
30 thousand horsepower With 7 cylinders and 4.6 m high, its main engine has about 20,000 m³.
Average speed of 15 knots, which is similar to 28km/h.
16 billion thons loaded per hour and in two days fully loaded.

Valemax ships are designed to sail for 30 years

In this period, the Valemax...

During this period it will sail 2.8 million nautical miles.

And will transport 48 million tons of steel.

6x the distance from Earth to the Moon

12 laps around the Earth.

385 Golden Gate bridges.

4.383 Eiffel Towers

Routes of Valemax

Valemax ships dock regularly at ten ports, plus two floating Vale stations in the Philippines.
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Ponta da Madeira Rotterdam (The Netherlands) Taranto (Italy) Tubarão Sohar (Oman) The Philippines Japan (Kashima, Kmitsu e Oita) Korea
Approximate
time arrival
15 days
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Valemax: efficiency and savings