SAPIR (like the other terminal companies of the Group) manages railway transport of goods (especially minerals and iron products) on behalf of its clients. It relies on 11,000 m of tracks serving its terminals. The company carries out loading / unloading formalities, fills in shipping documents and reserves carriages.
Over the years, there has been a steady increase in the amount of goods transported by rail.
Recently, the Group’s railway service has purchased a few “swap bodies” for bulk cargo transport, replacing traditional railway wagons. This allowed to skip an intermediate loading/unloading operation, leading to shorter times in transferring goods to their final destination.