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Minas Moatize receives 0.5 million tpa Sena rail allocation

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Minas Moatize Limitada, a subsidiary of Beacon Hill Resources, has entered into an Interim Rail Access Agreement with Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Mocambique, the country’s port and rail regulator that grants the company a capacity allocation of 0.5 million tpa on the Sena railway line, beginning April 2013.

The Sena railway line starts around 3 km away from the Minas Moatize metallurgical coal mine in Tete province and travels 580 km to the Port of Beira. It is currently nearing completion of a US$ 60 million upgrade that increases its capacity to 6.5 million tpa. Minas Moatize will become the third major coal exporter using the rail line alongside Rio Tinto and Vale.

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