Rumo inaugurates its north-south railway five months ahead of scheduleMar, 04, 2021 Posted by Ruth Hollard
Rumo Logística is officially inaugurating the stretch from São Simão (GO) to Estrela D’Oeste (SP) on the North-South Railway. The company invested R$ 711 million in 2020 for infrastructure works for the project and delivered the operation five months ahead of schedule.
Rumo auctioned off the central and southern sections of the North-South Railway in March 2019, in a contract that includes the completion of unfinished works. The concession lasts for 30 years and comprises 1,537 kilometers between Porto Nacional (TO) and Estrela D’Oeste (SP), in a project called Malha Central.
The main objective of the stretch is to take agribusiness products from the states of Goiás and Tocantins to be exported through the Port of Santos (SP). To make it operational, Rumo invested in infrastructure works, including the construction of four bridges between the states of Goiás, Minas Gerais, and São Paulo, as well as a connecting yard in Estrela D’Oeste. The company also made possible the implementation of the remaining tracks to connect these three states.
Three terminals were designed to serve the southwest region of Goiás, east of Mato Grosso and the Triângulo Mineiro. The São Simão Terminal is the first to become operational, with a capacity of 5 million tons per year. In Rio Verde, the opening is scheduled for the end of the first half of 2021. In Iturama (MG), the terminal should be ready by the end of the first half of 2022.
It is worth noting that in 2020, the company registered a growth of approximately 4% in the total volume transported, to 62.5 million tons.
Source: Estadão Conteudo
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