Brazilian civil society organisations condemn Porto Sul

Brazilian civil society organisations condemn Porto Sul

BAMIN/ENRC’s “takeover” design plan for Porto Sul Pedra de Ferro – The Iron Stone: Chapter Five Porto Sul is a proposed new terminal on the Brazilian coast of Bahia and the preferred destination for iron ore coming from the Caetite mine. It...
The Iron Stone – Pedra de Ferro (part 4)

The Iron Stone – Pedra de Ferro (part 4)

Boats waiting to load iron ore at Port Hedland, Australia. Source: The Ocean Foundation Ports in a Storm How does Brazil’s plan for the Porto Sul iron ore export port compare with similar projects around the world? The following case studies draw on recent...
Pedra de Ferro – The Iron Stone (part 3)

Pedra de Ferro – The Iron Stone (part 3)

Railway wagons being loaded with ore from BAMIN in May 2014 (Click here for Chapter One and here for Chapter Two.) Pedra de Ferro – The Iron Stone Chapter Three BAMIN is looking for customers in a hopelessly over-supplied world Nostromo Research 21 September...
Can ENRC save BAMIN?

Can ENRC save BAMIN?

Pedra de Ferro – The Iron Stone Chapter Two: Can ENRC save BAMIN? (for the first chapter, click here) After being forced to quit the London Stock Exchange in December 2013 – six months after the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) commenced an investigation into...
Pedra de Ferro – The Iron Stone

Pedra de Ferro – The Iron Stone

Porto Sul from above. Photo: Fabio Copolla Brazilian citizens are now faced with a scheme, called Pedra de Ferro (literally “the iron stone”), to extract millions of tonnes of ire ore from a mine in the northern state of Bahia and send it by road, then rail, to an...

Breathing space for ENRC project’s opponents in Brazil

19 October 2013 Earlier this month, Brazilian environmentalists received some good news about ENRC´s Porto Sul project in a protected Atlantic forest in Ilhéus, Bahia state. One piece of news is official: after a conduct adjustment term (TAC) signed between the Bahia...

ENRC to devastate the largest Brazilian biosphere reserve

Article by Ação Ilhéus (Action Ilhéus), Brazil The “Porto Sul” project was initiated on March 3rd  2007 with a letter of intent signed between the Government of the State of Bahia – Brazil and the Bahia Mineração Ltda (BAMIN – a subsidiary of...