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Published on 07/28/2021 6:00 pm
New road-rail terminal in Goiás will support grain transport
Scheduled to be the backbone of the Brazilian railway system, the North-South Railway (FNS) will facilitate the flow of Brazilian production and lower costs of cargo transportation, benefiting producers and consumers. In another step, a new road-rail terminal that is part of the North-South railroad (FNS) project was inaugurated near Rio Verde (GO).
The minister of Infrastructure, Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas participated, this Tuesday (27), in the inauguration of the terminal built by Rumo, which won the auction for the concession of a stretch of the railway, in 2019. The stretch granted has 1,537 kilometers and is located between Porto Nacional (GO) and Estrela D'Oeste (SP).
“This is a job, it's income, there are several people already working, people who will take their livelihoods into the house. It is competitiveness, it is the producer who will have more transport offers, operate cheaper, will have more competitive freight and this difference in value will be transformed into investment in production. And that is where Brazil is going to grow,” said minister Tarcísio Gomes.
When the works are completed, the railroad will connect port terminals in the North and Southeast regions, passing through the Center-West region of the country. The North-South Railway project is 4,155 kilometers long.
Storage and transport of grains
The terminal inaugurated in Rio Verde was built in an area of ??250 hectares and has a modern system for receiving and loading with high capacity and speed.
According to the Ministry of Infrastructure, for rail loading, the terminal has a bin with a capacity of 3,000 tons/hour, which allows loading a 120-car train in less than 8 hours. In terms of road receipt, there are eight dumpers, six for grains and two for bran. The space also has road access and warehouse structures, silos and hoppers.
The capacity will be 11 million grains per year and will supply the state of Goiás and eastern Mato Grosso. In a first phase, soy, corn and soy bran will be handled.
Railway expansion
The Federal Government wants to increase transport by rail in the country. The idea is to reach 2035 with a share of almost 40% of the rail transport modal in transport, according to the Ministry of Infrastructure.
From January to June this year, 170 kilometers of new railways were delivered. And there was a 13.7% growth in freight transport on railroads.
The transported production has also been increasing. According to the National Land Transport Agency (ANTT), in March there was a 30.1% increase in the production of rail transport compared to the same period last year. The greatest growth occurred in the total of transported tons of agricultural bulk (+53%), fuels (+42%) and mineral bulk (+24.6%).
From 2019 to the end of 2021, the government must ensure R$46.59 billion in private investments in the railway sector.
The expansion of the national network advances in the implementation of the railroad cross to connect the four corners of Brazil through the rails. The North-South Railroad, which practically cuts Brazil in half, is part of this cross. The east-west connection is also beginning to take shape. In April, the ministry held the auction of the first stretch of the West-East Integration Railway (Fiol), between Ilhéus and Caetité, in Bahia. The railroad will be important to transport the region's iron ore production and, in the future, it will help boost Bahia's agribusiness.
Infrastructure investment
In addition to the railways, the government has invested in improving the country's infrastructure in various sectors. In the first half of the year, 51 transport infrastructure works were delivered. These are works that improve logistics and bring more efficiency and safety to road, rail, air and waterway transport.
The federal investment in the period was over R$ 3 billion in new projects and in the resumption of stopped works.
Infrastructure, Traffic and Transport


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