To ensure speed and safety of ore transportation, Vale has a logistics network integrating mines, railroads, ports and ships. We have infrastructure in Brazil, Indonesia, Mozambique, Oman, Philippines and Argentina.

Our logistics structure also transports cargo for third parties. In addition, we offer two passenger train lines in Brazil: the Vitória – Minas and Carajás Railroads.

Through investment in state-of-the-art technology, we develop solutions which enable reduction of transportation costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

Have a look at some of our routes and see how our integrated logistics operation happens:

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Integrated Logistics

Read about one of our iron-ore distribution routes

  • 1 - Unloading

    At the Ponta da Madeira Port Terminal, car dumpers unload ore from the trains.

  • 2 - Storage

    Iron ore is stored in the terminal stockyards.

  • 3 - Shipping

    Reclaimers then place the ore onto moving belts, which in turn convey it to the ship holds.