What is the Malaysia Distribution Center?
In short, it is a supply point in Asia where Brazilian iron ore can be stored and blended.
The new distribution centre makes it easier for us to supply the Asian market, shortening iron ore delivery times.
The new distribution centre is capable of handling 30 million metric tons of iron ore per year.
How it works
The Malaysian Distribution Centre is divided into three parts and it works with large ships:
Import Berth - Unloads very large ore carriers with iron ore from Brazil, with: 3 ship unloaders - Capacity of 3,500 t/h each one.
Stockyards - Stores the distribution centre's stock of iron ore. Capacity of 3.2 Mt.
Very Large Ore Carriers - Valemax vessels contribute for a reduction in GHG emissions.
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Export Berth - Loads Capesize vessels to distribute iron ore in the region, with one ship loader - capacity of 8,000t/h.
Our new facilities in Malaysia respect the principles of sustainable development, balancing environmental protection and development.
On the route to China,
about 20% reduction in
The new distribution center, combined
with Vale’s fleet of very large ore carriers,
represents a more sustainable solution
for supplying the Asian market, allowing
for a reduction in GHG emissions.
The start-up generated new direct and indirect job opportunities, prioritizing candidates from local communities.
1 job creates an average two
346 Vale employees
1,800 new jobs
generated in the
families, more than 7,000
people are benefited
Besides investing in the community, Vale is committed to the development of
local suppliers in many categories of goods and services
During the construction
phase, local contractors were
responsible for more than
60% of total investment.
More than 600 potential local suppliers were registered through market research and workshops with the local business community
- Civil and Industrial
- Port Work
- Access Road
- Material Handling
- Soil Investigation
Improvements to traffic
Work with fishing
local NGOs in the
areas of environmental
and much more.
- Projects with local Fishermen Associations
- KDSK Community Park
- Sport Fishing Boats and Pilot Trainings
- Health & Safety campaigns
- By-pass Road
- Pedestrian Bridge
- Road improvements
- Manjung Stadium lighting - MPM
- Environment Conservation Initiatives
- Suraus Improvement – Religious Council
- Educational Scholarships for Primary and Secondary Students