The Amapa mine is located in the northern Brazilian state of Amapa, from which it derives its name. The mine is owned and operated by Zamin Ferrous. Exports from Amapa were drastically reduced since its port was damaged in early 2013. Zamin had previously stated that the port would be rebuilt and full export capacity restored by 2014, but this is unlikely to occur any time soon given the ongoing financial issues with the company. Mining at Amapa was suspended and all its staff dismissed in February 2015 when Zamin filed for bankruptcy in Brazil.