Port of Saldanha railing a million tons of ore.January 21, 2010 by: admin
Transnet Freight Rail has announced that it has broken its record by railing a million tons of iron in its ore line ranging from the Northern Cape to the Port of Saldanha in one week. The milestone was achieved by setting a new weekly (21 to 27 December 2009) throughput record of 1,002,800 tons. A cheerful Tau Morwe, Acting Chief Executive of Transnet Freight Rail, said these positive results were a consequence of meticulous planning, teamwork, excellent communication between Transnet and the Mines, and lots of hard work. “We will continue to put much effort into increasing installed capacity in our rail system to pave the way for sustainable growth. This is a significant milestone as it was achieved at a time when everyone is supposed to be on holiday”. Transnet Freight Rail transports iron ore from mines in the Northern Cape to the port of Saldanha Bay. This operation has continued to break new ground in positioning the company as a leader in the South African economy. Transnet Freight Rail Communication.