Vale has a logistics network that integrates mines, railroads,
ships, and ports for fast and safe transportation
Our infrastructure is used in Brazil, Indonesia, Oman, Malaysia,
Our logistics structure also carries third-party cargo and offers
two passenger train lines in Brazil – Vitória-Minas railroad
(EFVM) and Carajás railroad.
Vale operates nearly 2 thousand kilometers of railroad network in
Brazil and has signed agreements to use some lines in Africa,
creating one of its major competitive advantages. There are still
two important long-distance rail branches in operation for
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Extension: 905 kilometers
Vale's iron ore and general third-party cargo – coal and
Main connection points: Iron ore operations
from the interior of Minas Gerais to the port of Tubarão
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Passenger Train on Vitória-Minas Railroad
Trains depart daily from
Cariacica (Vitória, Espírito Santo) to
Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais) and in the
opposite direction. There is also an additional train between
Itabira and Nova Era, both in Minas Gerais. Passenger train is
annually used by almost 1 million people.
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Extension: 972 kilometros
Iron ore, pig iron, manganese, copper, fuel, and coal.
Main connection points: From Minas de Carajás
(Pará) to Ponta da Madeira maritime terminal (Maranhão).
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Passenger Train on Carajás Railroad
The train departs on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays on the
rail branches between
São Luís (Maranhão) and Parauapebas (Pará);
it goes through 25 locations – villages and municipalities in
the region. The structure offers cafeteria, restaurant,
exclusive railroad car for wheelchair users, air conditioning,
and on-board service. The passenger train is annually used by
almost 350 thousand people.
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Vale Tourist Train
This train is operated on an 18-km rail branch between the
cities of Ouro Preto and Mariana, in Minas Gerais. This
Tourist Train is the result of the revitalization of an old
railroad built in 1883 and its four stations. The railroad
cars and the locomotive were also refurbished to preserve
their original characteristics and provide a real journey
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Ports and Terminals
To integrate operations in the five continents, Vale has a network
of ports and terminals connected to the mines through railroads.
Among them are deep-draft ports suitable for Valemax. The
structures are used in Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Oman; in
addition, they provide cargo services for third parties.
Located near the Port of Vitória in the Brazilian state of
Espírito Santo, this port covers 18 square kilometres and consists
of four maritime terminals: Iron Ore, Praia Mole, Diverse Products
and Bulk Liquids. The port handles iron ore and pellets, coal,
grains, fertilizers and bulk liquids.
Ponta Madeira terminal
Located near the Port of Itaqui in the Brazilian state of
Maranhão, this terminal is capable of accommodating five ships at
the same time. It is mainly used to export iron ore, although it
also handles manganese ore produced by Vale.
Port of Itaguaí (CPBS)
Located at the Port of Sepetiba in the state of Rio de Janeiro,
this terminal is operated by a wholly owned Vale subsidiary, Cia.
Portuária Baía de Sepetiba (CPBS). It is used to export iron ore.
Ilha Guaíba terminal
Located on Guaíba Island in Sepetiba Bay in the state of Rio de
Janeiro, this terminal is used to export iron ore.
Gregório Curvo terminal
Located in Corumbá, on the left bank of the Paraguay River in the
state of Mato Grosso do Sul, it is a terminal used to move iron
Photo: Ricardo Teles
Located in Oman, in Gulf of Oman, the Port of Sohar has an iron
ore terminal built for Vale’s operations, and is capable of
accommodating Very Large Ore Carriers (VLOCs). From there, iron
ore can be distributed in smaller ships to nearby locations.
Teluk Rubiah terminal
Located in Malaysia, in the state of Perak, the maritime terminal
began operating in November 2014. It is composed of a deep-water
port and five stockyards, where different types of iron ore may be
blended and customized in line with steel companies’ needs.
Equipped with an import berth capable of unloading ships of up to
400,000 metric tonnage and an export berth able to load Capesize
ships, the maritime terminal acts as a distribution centre for
Asia, maintaining a constant stock of Brazilian iron ore.
Balantang Special port
Located in Balantang Village in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, this
port belongs to PT Vale Indonesia (PTVI), which operates a
facility for loading barges with dry bulk goods and a general
Located in Haparan Tanjung Mangkasa Village in South Sulawesi,
Indonesia, this port has mooring buoys to accommodate ships and a
terminal that can receive tankers.
Vale Logística Uruguay operates with a private terminal in the
Port of Nueva Palmira in Uruguay to store and handle iron ore and
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