Carajás Railway is considered to be the most efficient railway in Brazil

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6/4/2013

Carajás Railway is considered to be the most efficient railway in Brazil

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According to a survey conducted by the Institute of Logistics and Supply Chain (ILOS) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), the Carajás Railway (EFC) in the state of Pará has been deemed Brazil’s most efficient railway in 2013. The survey asked 100 large-sized companies to evaluate which Brazilian railway they considered to be the most efficient.

One of the reasons for this positive evaluation is the railway’s function in transporting iron ore, which ensures its high reliability. Another question in the survey evaluated the rate of metric tons transported per kilometre (TKM) for the railways. In this category, the EFC demonstrated a productivity of 103 billion TKM. In addition to this, the railway registered only four accidents per million kilometres, one of the lowest rates in Brazil. The EFC came second in this category, losing only to the Vitória-Minas Railway (EFVM), also belonging to Vale. Overall, the EFC earned 6.8 points on a scale of 0 to 10.

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The EFC has 892 kilometres of track and links the largest open-pit iron ore mine in the world in Carajás to the Port of Ponta da Madeira in São Luís, Maranhão. Over 120 million metric tons and 350,000 passengers are transported along its tracks every year.

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Carajás Railway is considered to be the most efficient railway in Brazil