Reactivated iron pellets production at San Felix


After a period of around 12 months with the iron ore pellets production stopped due diverse situation such as the labor conflicts, lack of maintenace, etc. Ferrominera CVG, has announced the reactivation of the iron ore pellets production at their plant which will reactivate the traffic of such products and derivates such as briquettes from the Orinoco river.
Ferrominera terminal is located at mile 190 of the orinoco river at San felix port which serves the city of puerto Ordaz. This company is fillial to the government owned company: CVG. According to the following press communicate from the company, 5300 MT of product will be produced daily at the preliminary stages of the reactivation, with around 50 thousand metric tons available at their yards in the port for export.
http://www.ferrominera.com/site/?q=node/1011
We reccomend members to take a careful look on these shipments (see our circular 002 in our web page) given that misdeclaration may take place regarding the iron content of the products that could lead to hazardous situations according to the IMSBC code.
Should you have any question about this or any other matter, please don’t hesitate on contacting us.
Carlos Carrasco
Operations Manager
Venepandi, C.A.

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