UAE quarrying firm to use rail for transporting aggregates
Etihad Rail has signed a partnership with Bin Lahej Crushers, a firm specializing in the production and sale of quarry products.
The agreement is the latest in a series of deals signed by Etihad Rail with quarrying, crushing and construction companies. The rail network is set to boost the UAE’s aggregates sector by providing faster and more reliable logistics services across the country and GCC, Etihad Rail said in a statement.
Under the MoU, the quarrying firm will use the rail network to transport five million tonnes annually from the Bin Lahej Crushers location in Fujairah to Etihad Rail export and distribution terminals across the UAE.
The five million tons of volume being transported for Bin Lahej will comprise about 9% of the total annual aggregate flow the Etihad Rail network will transport from the Northern Emirates once the 279km third stage of the upcoming railway is operational.