Vale S.A. : Vale S.A. :Vale obtains operating permit for railway terminal at the Ponta da Madeira

 Vale S.A. : Vale S.A. :Vale obtains operating permit for railway terminal at
                             the Ponta da Madeira

  Vale obtains operating permit for railway terminal at the Ponta da Madeira


Rio de Janeiro, April  29, 2013 -  Vale S.A. (Vale) informs  that it has  been 
granted the  operating license  (LO)  for the  railway  terminal at  Ponta  da 
Madeira  (PDM)  in  the  state  of  Maranhão,  Brazil,  issued  by  the  state 
environmental authority. The railway terminal is part of the CLN 150 project.

The  LO  issued  allows  the  operation  of  the  new  infrastructure,   which 
encompasses loading yards, access line to car dumpers 5 and 6, passenger train
rail loop and new facility buildings.

Vale had already been granted the LO for Pier IV of CLN 150, including onshore
and offshore areas. The CLN 150 enables the expansion of the logistic capacity
of Carajás to 150  million metric tons per  year. Besides the construction  of 
the railway terminal and Pier IV, CLN  150 also involves expansion of part  of 
the Carajás railway (EFC).


                                      For further information, please contact:


                     Roberto Castello Branco:

                                 Viktor Moszkowicz:

                                    Carla Albano Miller:

                                         Andrea Gutman:

                         Christian Perlingiere:

                              Marcelo Bonança Correa:

                                    Marcio Loures Penna:

                                         Samantha Pons:


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Vale obtains operating permit for railway


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