Vale is a long-term partner of China and one of the first companies in the world to export iron ore to China.
Where are we?
Currently, we have three Collaboration Hubs in China, which are located in Shanghai, Beijing and Qingdao.
What do we do?
We sell mineral and metal products in China market and buy equipment, material and services from China for our global operations.
There are some key milestones in our partnership with China:
The first shipment of iron ore was sent to China.
The first long-term contract was signed with China.
Regular sales of iron ore started in China.
Vale’s first office in China was opened in Shanghai.
China became the largest market for Vale.
Vale Minerals (China) Co., Ltd. (VMC) was established.
Vale Beijing Office was opened.
The first fully-loaded berth of Valemax was successfully made in China.
Started partnering with Chinese ports on iron ore blending operations to produce Brazilian Blend Fines (BRBF).
Vale Metals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (VMS) was established.
Started to use the second-generation Valemaxes to transport iron ore to China.
Vale Qingdao Office was opened.