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  • General 2015-05-10
    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.

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