Capesizes Sent Packing After Accident at Brazil Iron Ore Terminal

By Alberto Alerigi and Gustavo Bonato SAO PAULO, April 19 (Reuters) - The loading of iron ore at Brazil's Itaguaí terminal operated by mining and steel firm Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional has been halted since Saturday due to an accident, sources and the Itaguaí Port Authority told Reuters on Wednesday. Four to five Capesize bulk carriers that were waiting to load iron … [Read more...]

270,006 Tonnes: Largest Iron Ore Cargo Departs Port Hedland

The largest single cargo of iron ore ever shipped from Western Australia's Port Hedland set sail last week aboard the 300,000 dwt Very Large Ore Carrier HL Tubarao. The Fortescue Metals Group loaded the vessel which departed the port last Wednesday, March 1, 2017, en route to Gwangyan, South Korea, where it is due later this month. According to the Pilbara Ports Authority … [Read more...]

Joint Industry Project to Develop LNG-Fueled Capesize Bulk Carrier for Australia-China Trade

New regulations on limiting sulphur and nitrogen oxides emissions and a burgeoning global infrastructure are adding to the growing momentum for the widespread adoption of LNG as a marine fuel. Now a new joint industry project is looking to capitalize on the opportunity to drive additional development of the market by assessing the commercial potential of LNG-powered bulk … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – Vale Ships First Iron Ore from Giant S11D Mine

Brazilian mining giant Vale has shipped the first cargo of iron ore from the company's giant new mine in the Amazon known as S11D. The company said that three ships were loaded at Vale's expanded Ponta da Madeira Maritime Terminal in São Luís on Friday. The cargo included approximately 26,500 tons of iron ore that was extracted from the S11D mine, located in Canaã … [Read more...]

Fortescue Named Second Tug Operator at Port Hedland

SYDNEY, May 30 (Reuters) - Australia's Fortescue Metals Group Ltd has won a tender to become the second provider of marine towage services at the port of Port Hedland, the world's busiest export terminal for iron ore. Fortescue, which ships 155 million tonnes of iron ore through the port, and is acquiring its own fleet of freighters, said a subsidiary, Pilbara Marine Pty, … [Read more...]