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    Liberian railway extension and access negotiations make progress


    LIBERIA: Mine development company High Power Exploration and the Liberian government have signed an amended framework agreement for the Nimba Iron Ore Project in southeast Guinea to make use of existing and expanded rail and port infrastructure in Liberia. The framework announced on March 31 sets ...

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    Bong Mining Railway

    One of the country's three iron ore mining railways, damaged and out of use since the civil war, has been rehabilitated and was reopened in 2007. Address MonroviaLiberia Gauge: 1435 mm Length: 78 km Rolling stock 3 Diesel locomotives

  • ArcelorMittal’s Liberian railway concession has provision for third-party access to the infrastructure, subject to capacity being available or the third parties funding works to add capacity.

    Liberian railway could carry iron ore from Guinea


    LIBERIA: A memorandum of understanding which could see iron ore from a proposed mine at Zogota in Guinea exported by rail through Liberia has been signed by mining project developer Niron Metals plc and the Liberian government. Various proposals have been put forward over the years for the exploitation of ...

  • The former Lamco railway was rehabilitated by ArcelorMittal.

    Mining companies could share Liberian railway


    LIBERIA: The government of Liberia is to convene discussions this year which could lead to Sable Mining exporting iron ore from neighbouring Guinea using the 273 km Yekepa - Buchanan line. The former Lamco railway was rehabilitated by ArcelorMittal and operations restarted in 2011 under a 2006 mineral development agreement ...

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    Track machine exports


    INTERNATIONAL: US on-track plant manufacturer Harsco Rail announced on August 30 that it had received orders worth US$13m to supply tamping and grinding machines to Bangladesh and Liberia. Bangladesh Railway will receive a Mark VI ballast tamper to support the upgrading of its 1 676 mm gauge ...

  • Iron ore wagons in Sweden.

    Liberian ore line to spur Guinea revival


    AFRICA: A revival of passenger and general freight services on the 662 km Chemins de fer de Guinée line is among commitments the BSG Resources (Guinea) Ltd mining joint venture has made in return for permission from the governments of Guinea and Liberia to build a new iron ore export ...

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    Ban on the Bong line


    LIBERIA: Revival of the fortunes of the iron ore market has triggered the reopening of the 78 km line between the mines at Bong and the port of Monrovia in Liberia. The move means the end of a practice that saw the 1435mm gauge line kept in unofficial use since ...