15 August 2023 – Volume 05 • 2023
SACOTA block train pilot project

As early as March this year, SACOTA made a proposal to TFR Management to re-introduce the concept of a block train to its members. This had the dual objective of increasing the bulk grain export volumes transported by rail and reducing the turnaround time of wagons; more precisely, to reduce the time it takes for loaded wagons to reach the port, which is often reported to be 30 days and more.