Port of Tubarão

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The Port of Tubarão is a port in Brazil, near the city of Vitória in Espírito Santo. The port was created in 1966 by the Brazilian mining company Vale to export iron ore extracted from the "Iron Quadrangle" in Minas Gerais.[1] In 2007, the Port of Tubarão was the largest iron ore embarking port in the world,[2] shipping around 80 million metric tons of ore a year.[3] Lesser port trade includes grain and soybean meal. Vale is still the owner of the port.[4]


The port is served by a metre gauge railway.

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Coordinates: 20°17′10″S 40°14′38″W / 20.286°S 40.244°W / -20.286; -40.244