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  • General 2015-05-10
    The Brazilian mining company Vale plans to develop a new rail route to transport coal from its mine in Moatize to the port at Nacala in the north of the country. The railway will travel from its coal mining venture in the western province of Tete, through Malawi, to a new coal terminal at Nacala-a-Velha port. Although Vale would fund the new railway, which would be built in partnership with the public ports and rail company CFM, the railway would also be used to transport other cargo and passengers. The initiative is necessary because it is clear that Mozambique has a weak logistical infrastructure incapable of coping with large scale mineral extraction. Work on the railway has already begun in neighbouring Malawi, and Vale hopes that negotiations will soon be concluded with the Mozambican government so that work can also begin in Mozambique. In December, Vale signed a rail concession contract with the Malawian government allowing it to build and operate the new railway across southern Malawi. The new line will run from Chikwawa in the far south of Malawi for 137 km to Nkaya Junction, where it will meet the existing line to Nacala.

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  • IFC close to $2.7bn debt refinancing for Mozambique's Nacala railway 2016-10-07
    The International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank, expects to close a $2.7-billion debt refinancing for the Nacala Corridor railway project in Mozambique early next year, a senior IFC official said on Friday. The refinancing could help to ease balance sheet pressure on Brazilian miner Vale which is developing the railway and a coal mine in the region.
  • IFC close to $2.7bn debt refinancing for Mozambique's Nacala railway 2016-10-07
    The International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank, expects to close a $2.7-billion debt refinancing for the Nacala Corridor railway project in Mozambique early next year, a senior IFC official said on Friday. The refinancing could help to ease balance sheet pressure on Brazilian miner Vale which is developing the railway and a coal mine in the region.
  • Vale says rail delay limits new iron mine output to 75m tonnes 2016-09-20
    Brazil's Vale said on Monday output from its new S11D iron-ore mine in the Amazon region will be limited to 83 percent of full capacity as efforts to preserve cash and limit transport disruptions crimp a needed railway expansion. The $14.3 billion project, Vale's biggest-ever investment, was widely expected to produce up to 90 million metric tonnes a year of iron-ore - the key ingredient in steelmaking - after a two-year ramp-up scheduled to begin by year-end.
  • Vale says rail delay limits new iron-ore mine output to 75mt 2016-09-20
    Brazil's Vale said on Monday output from its new S11D iron-ore mine in the Amazon region will be limited to 83 percent of full capacity as efforts to preserve cash and limit transport disruptions crimp a needed railway expansion. The $14.3 billion project, Vale's biggest-ever investment, was widely expected to produce up to 90 million metric tonnes a year of iron-ore - the key ingredient in steelmaking - after a two-year ramp-up scheduled to begin by year-end.
  • Brazil grants Vale licence for Amazon iron-ore mine rail branch 2016-09-17
    Brazil granted Vale a ten-year licence to operate a 101-km branch line connecting its $14.3-billion S11D iron-ore mine project in the Amazon jungle to the Carajas Railway, the company said in a statement on Friday. The Carajas Railway branch will allow Vale, the world's largest iron ore exporter, to haul S11D's output to the Port of Ponta da Madeira in Sao Luis, Brasil to ships that will load the product for export.

Nacala News

  • IFC close to $2.7bn debt refinancing for Mozambique's Nacala railway 2016-10-07
    The International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank, expects to close a $2.7-billion debt refinancing for the Nacala Corridor railway project in Mozambique early next year, a senior IFC official said on Friday. The refinancing could help to ease balance sheet pressure on Brazilian miner Vale which is developing the railway and a coal mine in the region.
  • AfDB approves $300m loan for Vale's E Africa rail plan 2015-12-18
    The African Development Bank has approved a plan to provide as much as $300-million to help Brazilian mining company Vale SA finance the expansion of the Nacala logistics corridor in East Africa, Vale said in a statement on Thursday. The Nacala corridor links areas in Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique with the port of Nacala on Mozambique's Indian Ocean coast and will help Vale move coal from its Moatize coal mine in Mozambique to markets around the world.
  • Mozambique stacker accident will not delay coal exports, Vale assures 2015-08-14
    Vale Mozambique, the local subsidiary of major Brazilian mining group has given the assurance that the recent collapse of a coal stacker at the port of Nacala-à-Velha (Nacala) will not interfere with its coal exports from that harbour. The miner has also assured that the collapse of the coal stacker will not affect next year’s coal production. The stacker, a giant machine for the handling of coal or other bulk commodities, which was nearly but not quite completed, collapsed during the last week of July.
  • Vale coal stacker collapses at Mozambique port – sources 2015-07-27
    A coal stacker has collapsed at the Mozambique port of Nacala, dealing a blow to Brazilian miner Vale, which is aiming to start coal shipments in the third quarter of this year, three sources told Reuters on Monday. The giant piece of machinery, which is used to handle coal and other bulk materials, buckled last week, according to a mining industry source with knowledge of the situation.

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