Vale is a producer of iron ore and iron ore pellets, raw materials for steelmaking, and producer of nickel, which is used to produce stainless steel and metal alloys employed in the production of several products. Co. also produces produces copper, metallurgical and thermal coal, manganese ore, ferroalloys, platinum group metals, gold, silver and cobalt. Co. is engaged in greenfield mineral exploration in several countries. Co. operates logistics systems in Brazil and other regions of the world, including railroads, maritime terminals and ports, which are integrated with its mining operations. Co.'s segments are: Ferrous Minerals, Coal, Base Metals and Fertilizers.