Update: Vale, Cosco Ink Iron Ore Shipping Deal

Vale, Cosco Ink Iron Ore Shipping Deal

Vale S.A. (Vale) and China Merchants Group signed in Beijing on September 26 a contract by which Vale will lease  ten very large ore carriers to be built by China Merchants for a period of 25 years. The VLOCs will be used to transport Vale’s iron ore from Brazil to China.​

This contract can be viewed as an addendum to the existing cooperation contract signed between the two companies on September 12, by which four existing very large ore carriers of 400,000 tonnes deadweight owned and operated by Vale were transferred to Cosco and chartered by Vale on a long term basis for 25 years.

Press Release, September 12, 2014