Japan's Kimitsu port (at Futtsu) receives first valemax 'Vale Brasil'
Japan's port of Kimitsu has received a 400,000 dwt valemax for the first time on 19 January, Brazil's mining giant Vale announced. Vale Brasil arrived at Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal's Kimitsu works near Tokyo. The valemax bulk carrier first berthed at Oita port where about 200,000 metric tonnes of iron ore were unloaded. The vessel then sailed to Kimitsu to deliver the remaining cargo, according to Vale. Vale Brasil, claimed by Vale to be capable of achieving carbon emissions reduction by 35% per tonne of ore transported, had visited Oita in June 2012.Upload News