Every day, millions of tons of ore pass through Ponta da Madeira. See here how the port with the highest ore transports in Brazil works.
The Ponta da Madeira Maritime Terminal receives iron ore and manganese from the mining province of Carajás via the Carajás Railway.
Railway cars containing the ore are placed on a platform that rotates approximately 180 degrees. The cargo passes through a system of conveyor belts that takes it to the stockyards.
A piece of equipment called a reclaimer moves the ore from the stockyard towards the ships at an average speed of 8,000 tons per hour.
Another piece of equipment is then used. The ore is transported into the hold using ship loaders.
Loaded with iron ore and manganese, the ship heads out to our consumers in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.