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    4 January, 2013
Vale-Mozambique moves 1,000 trainloads of coal
 
Maputo, 4 Jan (AIM) – In December, the Brazilian mining giant Vale moved its one thousandth trainload of coal from its open cast min in Moatize, in the western Mozambican province of Tete to the port of Beira.

This year, Vale-Mozambique plans to transport 4.5 million tonnes of coal – equivalent to 1,700 trainloads – down the Sena railway line to Beira.

According to the Vale Manager of Logistical Operations, Vanderlei Marques, cited in a press release from the company, the thousandth train was an important landmark in the company’s operations in Mozambique. It began its Mozambican operations slightly more than a year ago, and has so far transported over two million tonnes of coal to the main world markets.

“The target reached is a historic gain for Vale’s business in Mozambique, and vastly exceeds the figure reached in 2011, which was just 120 trainloads of coal”, said Marques. “This achievement is strengthening the name of Mozambique in the world market for coking coal”.

Currently all of Vale’s export quality coal travels down the Sena Line to the new coal terminal in Beira, which has a modern system for unloading and storing the coal, and then loading it onto ships. The terminal can handle up to six million tonnes of coal a year.

But Vale already has to share the terminal with another coal company, Rio Tinto, and in the near future Vale’s production capacity will exceed the capacity of the Sena Line to move it.

Vale is therefore building a new railway across southern Malawi which will link up with the existing northern railway line to the port of Nacala. A new coal terminal at Nacala-a-Velha is planned (facing the existing port), and should be operational by late 2014.  
(AIM)

 
 
  21 September, 2016  
 
Steel factory to be built in Tete
 
The western province of Tete will soon have a steel factory, which will help drive the economic development of that part of the country, declared provincial governor Paulo Auade on 20 September.

 
  19 September, 2016  
 
Defence Ministry receives inspection vessel
 
The Mozambican Ministry of the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries on 19 September handed over to the Defence Ministry a monitoring and inspection vessel which had once been seized by the Mozambican authorities for illegal fishing.

 
  13 September, 2016  
 
Experience of partners inspiration in fight against cancer
 
The experience of partner countries such as Brazil and the United States is a source of inspiration and a challenge for future strategies for early diagnosis of cancer, declared Mozambique’s first lady, Isaura Nyusi, on 13 September

 


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