Centro de Distribuição de Malásia

Malaysia
Distribution
Center

In its quest to continuously improve the supply of the best iron ore to its costumers in Asia, Vale has started an investment cycle aiming to “bring its mines closer” to the Asian market.

The new Malaysia Distribution Center represents one of the biggest steps in this direction, and you will now discover why.

What is the Malaysia Distribution Center?

In short, it is a supply point in Asia where Brazilian iron ore can be stored and blended.

before
after

Journey time

The new distribution centre makes it easier for us to supply the Asian market, shortening iron ore delivery times.

30 milhões de toneladas

Capacity

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:

1 2 3 4 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. Discover the Valemax ships Export Berth - Loads Capesize vessels to distribute iron ore in the region, with one ship loader - capacity of 8,000t/h.

Environment

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
carbon emissions

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.

Job creation

The start-up generated new direct and indirect job opportunities, prioritizing candidates from local communities.

1,200 indirect
jobs
600 direct
jobs
1 job creates an average two
other indirect
opportunities
346 Vale employees 170 Long-term
contractors
84 Temporary
contractors
1,800 new jobs
generated in the
operational phase
Including employees'
families, more than 7,000
people are benefited

Development

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
    Construction
  • Construction
    Sites
  • Environmental
    Audit
  • Corporate
    Affairs
  • Earthmoving
  • Port Work
  • Access Road
  • Common
    Distributable
  • Boundary
    Fencing
  • Environmental
    Monitoring
  • Material Handling
    Quay
  • Mechanical
    Erection
  • Owner’s
    Costs
  • Soil Investigation
  • Temporary
    Facilities
Improvements to traffic
infrastructure
Scholarships Health
Campaigns
Work with fishing
communities
Partnerships with
local NGOs in the
areas of environmental
conservation and
education
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