SAO PAULO, March 20 Vale SA ,
the world's No. 2 mining company, is set to resume shipments on
a number of coal contracts from Mozambique after heavy rain
forced to halt shipments on Feb. 15, according to a securities
filing late on Wednesday.
Vale said the declaration of force majeure affected the
shipment of about 500,000 metric tonnes of coal. The Sena Line
that transports coal from Mozambique's Tete province to an
export terminal was shut down on Feb. 12, closing off Vale's
only export route.
Logistics problems are frequent for mining firms operating in
the African country.