FO - Ferroviaria Oriental S.A.
The Oriental connects the rich agricultural center surrounding Santa Cruz and the natural gas producing region of southern Bolivia with Argentina to the south, Brazil to the east, and to world markets through transloading shipments onto barges operating within the Hidrovia, a primary system of waterways extending to export terminals in Uruguay and Argentina. The most heavily traveled portion of the line is from Santa Cruz, adjacent to the most productive soybean region in the world, to Puerto Suarez on the eastern border with Brazil. This portion of the line typically carries about 88% of the Orientalís cargo and 80% of its passengers. The remainder is transported along the southern portion of the line to Yacuiba, on Boliviaís southern border with Argentina.