Source: Dubai – Samar Al-Mashta
The Saudi Airlines Company “Sar” made more than 260 trips last year to transport minerals in the Kingdom via a wide network linking many regions of Saudi Arabia, which led to the displacement of about 600,000 trucks from the road network annually, which contributes to reducing the burden on highways and increases Environmental protection.
SAR transferred two and a half million tons of minerals during the first quarter of 2020, an increase of 4% compared to the same period last year, as trains traveled more than 600,000 km within three months, to achieve this increase.
The “Sar” trains of metals were able to transport more than one million tons of phosphate, about one million tons of bauxite, and more than 250 thousand tons of molten sulfur, and 250 thousand tons of phosphoric acid, for a single train load ranging from 5346 tons to 12500 tons, depending on the nature of the load .
The number of displaced trucks in the first quarter of this year reached more than 200,000 trucks, which contributes to reducing the burden on highways and increases environmental protection as a result of reducing carbon emissions. The use of railways in transportation provides 70% of the diesel fuel used by existing trucks. On the roads.
It is worth noting that the Saudi Airlines Company made more than 260 trips last year to transport minerals in the Kingdom through an extensive network linking many regions of Saudi Arabia with mines of raw materials and marine and dry ports in the east and central of the Kingdom, in addition to some different industrial facilities in a number of regions.