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Valec previously called for expressions of interest from May to August, but only one undisclosed company submitted a proposal. That company requested freight handling rights that conflicted with a contract held by mining giant Vale.
Ground transport agency ANTT analyzed the conflict and prepared a second call for freight companies. Independent rail operators and multimodal transport companies now have until April 30 to submit proposals.
Also known as EF-151, the stretch runs between the cities of Porto Nacional in Tocantins state and Anápolis in Goiás. It will be the first stretch available under the federal government's open-access railway concession model.
Open-access is aimed at increasing logistics efficiency, reducing freight cost and improving Brazil's competitiveness by separating cargo transporters from railway builders and operators.