In the Mexican port of Manzanillo, authorities have twice intercepted iron ore carriers trying to leave the country with 100,000 tonnes of this product, which was being moved illegally. An analysis of the paperwork showed that the permits did not correspond to iron ore from the mine generating the consignment. As a result, the company involved in moving this shipment has lost all future rights to do so.

To date, authorities have seized up to 300,000 tonnes of illegally transported iron ore.