Rio Tinto Group re-launches coal transport in Mozambique

5 July 2013

Anglo-Australian group Rio Tinto has re-launched coal transport to the port of Beira along the Sena railroad after a two-week stoppage due to fear of conflicts in the region, said state port and rail company Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM).

In a statement cited by daily newspaper Notícias, the company said that four trains loaded with coal owned by the group’s subsidiary travelled to the port of Beira, and Brazilian mining company Vale also laid on more trains to carry its own coal away.

The company’s Central division also said that circulation of both people and goods along the 675-kilometre railway line had returned to normal, and that train speed restrictions had been lifted.

However, the passenger train that travels along the Sena line once a week in each direction is still escorted by armed and security forces. (macauhub)