30 years of the Ponta da Madeira Maritime Terminal
The Ponta da Madeira Maritime Terminal represents one of Vale’s main assets and is one of the most important iron ore and manganese loading terminals in the world.
The terminal is one of the country’s main port structures and is where some of the world’s biggest ships dock.
miles of access
of depth in Pier IV
With a skilled workforce and cutting-edge technology, the terminal is the national leader in cargo transport.
tons in ore are transported per year.
How it works
From Ponta da Madeira to the world
- South Korea
For Vale, valuing its people means seeking to construct relationships of quality and trust with employees and service providers. For this reason, the company invests in the development of its internal public with an annual average of over 60,000 hours in training. Development actions involve themes such as health, safety, environment, quality and technical training.
The Ponta da Madeira Maritime Terminal develops a range of actions, including monitoring air quality, combatting waste and water treatment and recycling stations. The sensible use of water at the terminal follows the norms of the Integrated Water Resources Management System, which brings together operational areas in order to reduce consumption, minimize waste production and increase the percentage of water reuse.
With construction work to absorb production increases as a result of the S11D project in Carajás, the loading capacity of the terminal will increase to 230 million tons per year in 2018.