SQM’s supply chain flexibility tested as weather damage forces railway closure
Published: Wednesday, 12 August 2015
The closure of part of its rail transport system may strain SQM's ability to meet order deadlines, although an emergency trucking operation is being implemented. The company, which produces lithium, iodine, potash and nitrates, maintains that shipments will not be impacted.
Chilean miner Sociedad de Quimica y Minera
(SQM) has announced the closure of its rail facility between
Coya Sur and Tocopilla in the country’s northern
Extreme weather conditions battered central and northern
parts of Chile over the past week, causing mine closures in a
number of sectors, including copper...