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Iron ore-loading suspended at Brazil’s Itaguai terminal after accident

An accident at Itaguai terminal in Rio de Janeiro state has caused iron ore loading to be suspended there, according to Reuters.

The delay has led to a handful of backlogged capesize bulk vessels being put back in the charter market.

Itaguai terminal is operated by Brazilian mining and steel company Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN), Brazil’s second-largest ore exporter after Vale.

Details of the nature of the accident were not specified although two workers were hurt. No date was given for resumption of normal loading activity.

The port city of Itaguai lies 75 kilometres west of Rio de Janeiro city.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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