[ferro-alloys.com]Vale received a notice ordering the temporary suspension of port activities at the Guaiba Island Terminal (TIG) from the Mangaratiba city government, in Rio de Janeiro state, the company said.
"Vale confirms that it has all the required licenses for the regular operation of the terminal, issued by the competent authorities and, accordingly, it will take all appropriate measures to ensure the reestablishment of its activities at TIG," the company said Monday.
In early February, Vale had said it expected to resume operations after an interdiction order was canceled by Mangaratiba city government after the miner presented the necessary environmental licenses.
The port terminal had its activities suspended on the first week of February after Vale failed to present port operation and water usage permits, according to the city environment secretary.
Guaiba terminal receives up to 40 million mt of iron ore per year by railroad. The ore is taken for export through Vale's Sepetiba port, its main port terminal in Rio de Janeiro state.
Data from industry group Sinferbase showed Vale shipped 2.96 million mt of ore from Guaiba terminal from January-November.
(S&P Global Platts)