In utilizing extensive surface and marine networks of rail, truck, barge, and other components, the alliance has provided elements of flexibility and reliability to its operations. Its ability in connecting mines and plant sites to multiple transfer terminals has played an essential role in meeting the needs of buyers. The alliance has one of the most cost efficient and flexible pit-to-ship operations in the industry.

An example of  the pioneering approach in logistics is the successful design, construction, and implementation of the region’s first floating crane (established by MIG) which has enhanced the export potential of the alliance.