Modernization of freight train infrastructure (Argentina)

General Information of the NAMA


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The objective of the NAMA is to modernize the infrastructure of the Belgrano Cargas freight rail system and to promote a modal shift from road to rail for agricultural products. Freight transport is responsible for half of Argentina’s GHG emissions, therefore this mitigation action has the potential for widespread benefits, including safety and sustainable development. The Belgrano Cargas rail network is the largest in the country but only transports 3% of the nation’s freight (the rest is transported by road). The region is experiencing prolonged exponential growth and so this NAMA proposes to modernize seven strategic corridors of the freight rail infrastructure to accommodate some of the related demand for freight transport through a number of efficiency measures including the introduction of more efficient locomotives, lighter and more efficient rolling stock, an enhanced computerized logistics system, and port facilities.

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General Information Scope of the NAMA
Country Argentina Type of NAMA Supported (with unilateral elements)
National implementing entity (NAMA owner) Secretary of Transportation Type of action Not known
Development stage Development of initial concept Scope of action National
International partners Type of approach Shift-Improv
Total costs Transport mode Rail cargo
Duration 2012-2020