Every day of the week, our iron ore is transported from our Sishen and Kolomela mines to Saldanha Bay by rail.
The 861km rail system that links the Sishen mine to the dedicated deepwater port and bulk loading facilities is among the most efficient and advanced logistical systems in the world.
The system is owned and operated by Transnet (the South African parastatal transport company) and is regarded as a model of integrated planning and cooperation between the public and private sectors in South Africa.
Massive trains weighing 34,200 tonnes leave our mines every nine hours, each train having five to six locomotives and 342 wagons which contain our iron ore.
The wagons are offloaded at the Saldanha port and from there, the ore is transported via conveyor belt to stockpiles, onto a vessel waiting in the harbour, or to the ArcelorMittal South Africa Saldanha stockpile.