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Accountability: Our integrated coal handling infrastructure – mine-rail-port

The Cerrejón owned and operated rail system spans 150 km and connects the mine to our export terminal at Puerto Bolívar. After the coal is loaded onto coal cars and compacted, it is sprayed with low-quality water and a dust suppressant and levelled to create a thin crust which neatly contains the contents of each coal car.

The safety of everyone around us is our top priority. As an example, a HY-rail vehicle travels ahead of our trains to ensure the tracks are free of pedestrians and animals. Clear signage, bridges and barriers are located along the rail line and we carry out awareness-building campaigns to promote safe passage.

In 2017, Cerrejón achieved the lowest level ever of recordable injuries in its history. 

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