SÃO PAULO Vale SA
resumed iron ore transport operations at its Estrada de Ferro
Carajás (EFC) railway in northern Brazil early Friday
after it won an injunction from a Brazilian court to stop
protestors who had been obstructing the line.
The injunction enabled
authorities to remove indigenous Brazilian Indians who blocked
the railroad between the villages of Mineirinho and
Auzilândia in the Alto Alegre do Pindaré
municipality in Brazils northeastern Maranhão
The protest was directed against
the Federal Attorney Generals Office and wasnt
directly related to Vales activities, the miner said
earlier in the week.
EFC transports around 350,000
tonnes of iron ore per day. With Vales shipments
disrupted since the morning of Oct. 2, some 1 million tonnes of
iron ore was prevented from moving along the railway.
Staff at the miners press
office werent available to confirm that figure or say
whether the company would be able to make up for the loss over
the next few weeks.