Etihad Rail transports 10 million tonnes of granulated sulfur for ADNOC

Etihad Rail has since commencing Stage One operations transported 10 million tonnes of granulated sulfur for ADNOC as of 10 February from Shah and Habshan to its point of export at Ruwais.

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Etihad Rail sulfur

Two trains move along the Stage One network daily under the current timetable, each carrying up to 11,000 tonnes of granulated sulfur. To date, the monthly average tonnage of sulfur transported stands at 410,000 tonnes, with the seven million tonnes mark having been surpassed at the end of August 2016.

UAE logistics expansion

Faris Saif Al Mazrouei, CEO, Etihad Rail, said: “Stage One’s continued progress underpins our vision to create significant benefits to the UAE through a faster, safer and more reliable alternative transport system. Transporting high volumes of sulfur per year is only the beginning of our efforts to expand the UAE’s logistics capabilities when transferring goods and raw materials from their source points to their final destinations.”

Stretching a distance of 264 km, Stage One links the sulfur sources of Shah and Habshan to the export point of Ruwais via the Mirfa depot. Built to international standards, Stage One utilises seven state-of-the-art locomotives from US-based Electro-Motive Diesel, with wagons supplied by China’s CSR Corporation.

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