Nacala Logistics: “Investment in 200 Wagons Boosts Coal Transport”

Nacala Logistics (NL), one of the pillars of Mozambique’s rail-port system, announced on Monday 1 April a significant increase in its fleet with the acquisition of 200 new HL6 wagons. This strategic investment, which reinforces the country’s logistics infrastructure, comes from a partnership with internationally renowned manufacturers – Qiqihar from China and JSPL Jindal Steel from India, as reported in the newspaper Notícias.

According to the report, the arrival of the first batch of 100 wagons at the Port of Nacala marks the beginning of a new phase for the company, as it expands its operational capacity in coal transport. “This reinforcement not only increases our logistical efficiency but also solidifies Nacala Logistics’ position as a benchmark in the coal trade in the southern African region,” said Albino Ganhana, NL’s Engineering Manager.

For his part, Efrem Dungdurg, Supply Manager, emphasised the relevance of this move for corporate growth: “The new assets represent a significant advance in cargo capacity and a promising growth prospect for the company.”

….As AfDB Funds Mozambique Rail Development

The African Development Bank (AfDB) had in February provide a loan of 40 million dollars (2.5 billion meticals) for Mozambique to purchase rolling stock for the Ressano Garcia railway line in the south of the country.

“The aim of the project is to enable Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM) to finance the purchase of rolling stock (locomotives, wagons and tank containers) for its main corridor, the Ressano Garcia railway line,” says BAD, in a note distributed to the media today.

The line, which connects the port of Maputo to the border with South Africa, generates more than 90 per cent of the volume of rail traffic and represents 70 per cent of the overall volume of rail transport by CFM, a public company.

“The deal includes the purchase of ten 3000/3300 horsepower diesel-electric locomotives, 300 wagons and 120 tank containers. The funds will also cover a three-year maintenance programme for the locomotives purchased and the training of CFM’s maintenance staff,” says the ADB note, which adds that it also intends to mobilise an additional 30 million dollars (1.8 billion meticals) from other potential lenders for the project.

Source: 360Mozambique

Kehinde Olusegun

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