SAO PAULO, April 19 The loading of iron ore at
Brazil's Itaguaí terminal operated by mining and steel firm
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional, or CSN, have been
halted since Saturday due to an accident, sources and the
Itaguaí Port Authority told Reuters on Wednesday.
Some Capesize bulk carriers that were waiting to load iron
ore at the terminal are being put back into the charter market,
said a German shipping source, due to the impossibility to load
the product in Brazil. CSN confirmed the accident, but had no
immediate information regarding Itaguaí operations.
(Reporting by Alberto Alerigi Jr and Gustavo Bonato; Additional
reporting by Michael Hogan, in Hamburg; Writing by Marcelo