Our mission is to transform natural resources into prosperity and sustainable development​, Vale produces the best quality iron ore in the world. Valemax is the largest bulk carrier class in terms of DWT. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. MS Ore Brasil, previously known as Vale Brasil, is a very large ore carrier owned by the Brazilian mining company Vale. [14], On 24 May 2011 Vale Brasil received her first cargo at the Brazilian port Terminal Marítimo de Ponta da Madeira — 391,000 tons of iron ore, enough to produce steel for more than three Golden Gate bridges, bound for Dalian in China. A Valemax getting the finishing touches (image via Vale): Ningbo-Zhoushan has some of the world’s largest gantry cranes for offloading ore, with a capacity of around 2,500 metric tons/hour. We provide career opportunities in a challenging, dynamic work environment. "Vale informs that an incident occurred in the early hours of this Thursday, January 14, in one of our ship loaders at the Ponta da Madeira Maritime Terminal, in São Luís, Maranhão," the company said in an e-mailed … The vessel was heading for Qingdao, China, loaded with 275,000 tonnes of iron ore when it got disabled. [1] Like other very large ore carriers of her size, Ore Brasil is limited to only a few deepwater ports in Brazil, Europe and China. They are the largest mineral transporters in the world, servicing the Asian market on a par with our main competitors in the … So far, the ships have docked at the ports of Tubarão and Ponta da Madeira (Brazil), Taranto (Italy), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Sohar (Oman) and Oita (Japan), as well as the floating ore transfer station in Subic Bay, in the Philippines. [4] Her service speed is 15.4 knots (28.5 km/h; 17.7 mph). Brazilian miner Vale has decided to phase out the 25 very large ore carriers that were converted from very large crude carriers following numerous technical flaws on the ships. Moreover, they represent an efficient logistics solution to reducing the cost of seaborne transportation.​, This feature only allows the sharing, via email, with one person. Come and be part of our history! The world's largest ore carrier left the Ponta da Madeira Maritime Terminal in Brazil and after almost two months reached its final destination.​ The Vale Minas Gerais, a Valemax ship, docked for the first time at the Villanueva Port in the Philippines, in October. The ships would be phased out through early termination or amendments of contracts, Vale … The Valemax-class iron ore carriers, with a capacity of 400,000 metric tons, are 362-meters (1,200 feet) long and 65 meters (214 feet) wide (image via Vale). However, the ship turned back towards the Atlantic Ocean in June after rounding the Cape of Good Hope and was rerouted to Taranto, Italy. Named NSU Brazil, the newbuild has an LOA of 361 metres, a beam of 65 metres, a draught of 23 metres, and seven cargo holds.. While the draught of both ships is the same, Ore Brasil is also 20 metres (65.6 ft) longer and 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) wider than Berge Stahl. [7] They are the largest bulk carriers ever built. Subsequently the Chinese government banned all ships over 300,000 DWT, effectively banning the Valemax ships from entering Chinese ports. [2], The overall length of Ore Brasil is 362.0 metres (1,187.7 ft), making her one of the longest ships currently in service. Brazilian iron ore miner Vale's first giant ore carrier Vale Brasil built in 2011 is said to have encountered a problem on its first voyage from Brazil to China. [5][6] While close to the specifications of Chinamax, these ships are generally referred to as Valemax vessels by Vale. [9][10], Ore Brasil is propelled by a single MAN B&W 7S80ME-C8 two-stroke low-speed diesel engine directly coupled to a fixed-pitch propeller. [13] Had Ore Brasil not been built, these ships would have become the largest bulk carriers in the world. Sources say that the 402,347 dwt Vale Brasil stopped off Durban last week. On March 31, 2017, another Polaris converted ore carrier, the Stellar Daisy, sank in the Atlantic with the loss of 22 lives. At the end of 2013, there will be 35 vessels, with a capacity of 400,000 metric tons available for the transportation of iron ore - 19 of them owned by Vale and 16 chartered by Vale under long-term contracts. VLOC bulk carrier STELLAR BANNER loaded with ore developed heavy starboard side list, with cargo deck partially under water, at around 0000 UTC Feb 25, north of Sao Luis, Brazil. It is now highly unlikely that it will be able to enter the Chinese port of Dalian. A shipowner with a vessel loading at PDM told S&P Global Platts that the fire had been at PDM's 4S shiploader – in the main VLOC (Very Large Ore Carrier) berth – at about 0200h local time. Mining giant Vale has confirmed that the very large ore carrier (VLOC) Stellar Banner suffered damage after departing a loading terminal in Maranhão, Brazil. The Ore Fabrica is destined for the port along with the ore carriers Vale Brasil and Vale China, ship-tracking data compiled by Bloomberg show. This is the section for those who want to invest in Vale or are already our shareholders​, Area with news and latest information for journalists ​, Learn about Vale's initiatives to incorporate sustainability into its business​, The Vale Minas Gerais, a Valemax ship, docked for the first time at the Villanueva Port in the Philippines, in October. [12] In addition, Ore Brasil is larger and slightly longer than the four new 388,000-ton, 361-metre (1,184 ft) Chinamax bulk carriers Berge Bulk has ordered from China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation. [16] There had been speculation that Vale Brasil was not allowed to enter the Chinese port fully laden, but according to Vale the destination was changed due to commercial, not political reasons. “Vale’s Valemax [massive ore carriers] were Brazil’s creation to bring its mines closer to China. The ore carriers have high standards of safety and operational efficiency, contributing to a 35% reduction in carbon emissions per metric ton of transported ore. But … [17] The ship arrived at the port of Taranto on 14 July 2011.[18]. … This alluded that Valemax ships bound to Chinese ports are simply not being loaded to maximum capacity - and with no change in their physical dimensions. MS Ore Brasil, previously known as Vale Brasil, is a very large ore carrier owned by the Brazilian mining company Vale. Yesterday a shiploader caught fire at Vale’s main iron ore export terminal at Ponta da Madeira in northeast Brazil, from where it ships high-grade iron ore. Here’s a video of the action, directed by Michael Bay (probably). The vessel will sail under the Liberian flag and will be used primarily to transport iron ore from Brazil. The Vale Beijing is one of the first of nearly three dozen “very large ore carriers,” or “Valemax” vessels that the company has commissioned to … Ore Brasil is considerably larger than the previous record-holder, Berge Stahl, in every respect. Please check if the e-mail is in the format name@domain.com, Valemax, the world's largest ore carrier, arrives in the Philippines. The ship arrived at the port … Monthly iron ore shipment schedules will not be impacted as a result of a fire that broke out early on Jan. 14 at a shiploader at Vale's main iron ore export terminal in northeast Brazil, the miner sa Vale is a global mining company, transforming natural resources into prosperity and sustainable development. Headquartered in Brazil and present in about 30 countries, we employ approximately 125,000 people between direct employees and permanent contractors. [1], Ore Brasil has seven cargo holds with a combined gross volume of 219,980 cubic metres and net tonnage of 67,993. Brazilian miner Vale says that the fuel tanks on the stranded very large ore carrier (VLOC) Stellar Banner remain intact as two oil spill response vessels reach the site of the grounding. Valemax-class ships are very large ore carriers (VLOC) owned or chartered by the Brazilian mining company Vale S.A. (thus the name). When carrying a full load of iron ore, equal to around 11,150 trucks,[8] her draught is 23 metres (75.5 ft). We operate large vessels, ensuring economy and speed in the transportation of our ore. Valemax ships are part of our strategy. It’s too late to tell you it’s got some NSFW language, but sometimes, there’s just nothing else to say: A very large ore carrier ... "As port operator, Vale is offering technical-operational support, sending tug boats, and collaborating with maritime authorities," the company said. [15] However, in June, after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, the ship was rerouted to Taranto, Italy, and turned back towards the Atlantic Ocean. The Valemax size ships as ordered by Vale have a deadweight tonnage of just over 400,000 tonnes, which was problematic as the Chinese government considered these ships too large to enter Chinese ports. [3] Her deadweight tonnage is 402,347 tons. The vessel is part of a fleet of Valemax ships, which are part of Vale’s strategies to reduce the distance between Brazil and Asia. [1] The main engine, which has a maximum output of 29,260 kilowatts (39,240 hp) at 78 rpm, burns 96.7 tons of heavy fuel oil per day. The Stellar Daisy was among a fleet of more than two dozen VLOCs that were converted from single-hulled Very Large Crude Carriers in the mid- to late-2000s and used by Vale … On 24 May 2011, Vale Brasil received her first cargo at the Brazilian port Terminal Marítimo de Ponta da Madeira, 391,000 tons of iron ore bound for Dalian in China. The Vale Brasil is the biggest ore carrier in the world, with a 400,000-ton capacity, 362-meter length and 65-meter width. Our fleet of owned and chartered ships crosses the oceans to transport ores produced by Vale, shortening distances between our operations and clients. Vale’s massive dry bulk carriers were designed to service China, where some 45% of the Brazilian company’s ore exports are destined. She is the first of seven 400,000-ton very large ore carriers (VLOC) ordered by Vale from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea and twelve from Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries in China, which are designed to carry iron ore from Brazil to Asia along the Cape route around South Africa. Both her gross tonnage and deadweight tonnage are larger than those of the Norwegian ship, 175,720 and 364,767 tons, respectively. 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[3], Ore Brasil is classified by Det Norske Veritas with a class notation of 1A1 Ore Carrier ESP ES(O) E0 NAUT-OC BWM-E(s) IB-3 COAT-PSPC(B) CSA-2 BIS EL-2 TMON NAUTICUS(Newbuilding).[1]. The controversy arose as this change was only on paper and nothing was actually changed in the ship design. As a result, the ships were "slimmed down" to 380,000 tonnes deadweight. [3][11] However, due to the large size of the vessel the emissions per cargo ton-mile are very low, making Ore Brasil in fact one of the most efficient long-distance dry bulk carriers in service, and for this reason the ship received the Clean Ship award of 2011 in the Norwegian shipping exhibition Nor-Shipping. Japan Marine United (JMU) has delivered a new Valemax ore carrier to local shipowner NS United Kaiun Kaisha. She is the first of seven 400,000-ton very large ore carriers (VLOC) ordered by Vale from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea and twelve from Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries in China, which are designed to carry iron ore from Brazil to Asia along the Cape route around South Africa. China Shipping Development (CSD) and Cosco have established a joint venture (JV), China Ore Shipping Pte., in Singapore to purchase four 400,000 dwt ore carriers from Vale and operate them. The world’s largest ore carrier, Vale Brasil, was loaded for the first time (Tuesday, May 24) at Pier I at Ponta da Madeira Port Terminal (TPPM) in São Luís, Maranhão. While close to the specifications of Chinamax, these ships are generally referred to as Val… Valemax, the world's largest ore carrier, arrives in the Philippines The Vale Minas Gerais, a Valemax ship, docked for the first time at the Villanueva Port in the Philippines, in October. She is also the second largest ship currently in service by deadweight tonnage, second only to the TI class supertankers that have a deadweight tonnage of over 440,000 tons. The incident occurred while the ship was leaving Ponta de Madeira port terminal in the northern Brazilian state of Maranhao, on Monday night, February 24, Brazilian miner Vale informed. The world's largest ore carrier left the Ponta da Madeira Maritime Terminal in Brazil and after almost two months reached its final destination.​. The world's largest ore carrier left the Ponta da Madeira Maritime Terminal in Brazil and after almost two months reached its final destination.� [19] Thus these same vessels "regained" their ability to re-enter the same ports they were previously declared too large to enter. The breadth and depth of her hull are 65.0 metres (213.3 ft) and 30.4 metres (99.7 ft), respectively, giving her a gross tonnage of 198,980. Seven ports are receiving Valemax vessels including Villanueva Port. Vale has stopped using very large crude carrier (VLCC) ships converted into very large ore carriers (VLOC), following a final delivery to China on … The Vale Beijing is the first of eight very large ore carriers (VLOC) costing around $110 million each to be delivered by shipbuilder STX Offshore … There had been speculation that Vale Brasil was not allowed to enter the Chinese port fully laden, but according to Vale the destination was changed due to commercial, not political reasons. This 68-ship fleet carries iron ore from Brazil to European and Asian ports. Many new ore carriers have joined the world fleet in recent years, extending a rising trend in this bulk carrier category. Vale has reported 35 % drop in emissions per ton of cargo in comparison to older ships. The ship left port of Ponta da Madeira, Brazil, on Feb 24, bound for Qingdao, reportedly she suffered water ingress in cargo hold or holds, or probably it was cargo shift. 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