Vale Moçambique re-launches coal exports via port of Beira

15 May 2013

Vale Moçambique has once again started shipping coal mined in Tete province along the Sena railroad to the port of Beira, the Vale group subsidiary said.

The Sena railroad came to a halt on 12 May for the second time in the month after protests by potters who demanded additional compensation for having to leave their homes for mining work to go ahead.

“At 6.30 this morning the mine was re-opened allowing miners to return to work and for coal to be shipped along the Sena railroad once again,” said Vale Moçambique in a statement issued in Maputo.

The Vale group is investing US$4.4 billion in construction of a railway line linking Moatize to the port of Nacala via Malawi, and to build a coal terminal at the port because the capacity of the Sena railroad has been exhausted. (macauhub)