Problem: At 4,000 meters above sea level, the elevated and remote location of MMG Las Bambas mine posed problems of transporting copper concentrate to market. The team had to find some innovative solutions to achieve a safe and effective method for transporting product to market.

Solution: Following a study, MMG worked with Matarani Port and chose RAM’s Containerised Bulk Handling (CBH) Bi-Modal solution. The solution enabled the transportation of concentrate in special sealed containers 443km by road and 286km by rail to Matarani Port, where it is offloaded from the containers by ‘revolver’ rotating spreader into hopper fed ship loaders.