Transnet Freight Rail unveiled the world's longest production train in its efforts to ramp up South African manganese exports and intends applying its lessons to the nascent zinc industry.

By increasing the number of wagons on the heavy-haul line to Saldanha, SA’s iron ore export route, to 375 wagons of 63 tonnes capacity each, Transnet has broken its own record of 342 wagons and set a new world record, the state-owned company said on Thursday...

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