Even with the crisis of the pandemic, several companies in the mineral transport sector are using the fragility of the market to find new opportunities and competitive advantages in the segment this year.
This Wednesday (28), the companies Bamin (Mineradora) and VLI (Companhia de Logística), signed a contract for the transport of iron ore from the Caetité Mine (Bahia-BA) to the TUP Port Enseada do Paraguaçu (coastal state) , with high expectations oriented to the export of the commodity, which has been in operation since the beginning of this month.
Investment of R $ 35.8 million in iron ore transportation
In a statement, according to an official VLI statement, by the end of 2021, the locomotion outlook is 490 thousand tons of iron ore. The Company also reported that 35.8 million reais are being invested in this operation.
The amount invested is being used for various purposes, such as the reactivation of the Licínio de Almeida Railway Terminal, rolling stock and the construction of the road / railway terminal in the municipality of Castro Alves. The unloading of ore from the wagons and the loading of the cargo trucks that will continue to Porto TUP will take place at the terminal itself.
Supply of the sector’s domestic market
According to this operation, the route between the Petim Terminal and the Linício terminal will be developed under the responsibility of VLI through Ferrovia Centro (Atlântica FCA).
VLI operates iron ore production transportation lines since 2020, from Caetité to Minas Gerais, always seeking to improve and supply the national market through FCA.
Partnership and enthusiasm for the growth of the sector
According to General Manager Asley Ribeiro, responsible for VLI’s steel, construction and industrialization business processes, “this is an important step to make viable many existing mineral projects in Bahia, a state that is already one of the largest mineral producers in the country. total. values ”.
Still in note, he shows enthusiasm for the growth of the mining sector, “I am convinced that this alliance will contribute to the growth of the mining sector in Bahia and to the advancement of rail transport by VLI in the state through the Centro-Atlântica Ferrocarril”, added Asley.
The majority shareholder of VLI is the mining company Vale, but the following companies also appear among the Company’s shareholders: FI-FGTS, Mitsui, Brookfield and Brasil Port Holdings.