Vale Moçambique exports coal to Poland via Nacala

17 June 2016

Vale Moçambique is due to send its first shipment of 50,000 tons of coking coal to Swinoujscie, Poland, on a shop that will be loaded from 27 to 30 June in the port of Nacala, said commodities news agency Platts.

The company, which is a subsidiary of Brazilian group Vale, shipped coal to Poland last year from the port of Beira as part of its regular sales to Europe while it was waiting for conclusion of the railway between Moatize, in Tete province, and the deep water port of Nacala, in Nampula province.

In a recent statement, Vale Moçambique said it had extracted 603,00 tons of coking or metallurgical coal in Moatize and 297,000 tons of thermal coal in the first quarter of 2016.

Production in the quarter fell by 31 percent against the last quarter of 2015 and 17.1 percent year-on-year for coking coal and 12.8 percent and 30.8 percent, respectively, for thermal coal.

Meanwhile, Vale Moçambique announced Wednesday it had decided to suspend coal transport along the Sena railway, following two attacks on trains loaded with coal.

The two attacks, in which the trains were shot at, caused slight injuries to two train assistants. (macauhub/BR/MZ)