TAZARA gets 165,000 tonnes business

Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) has secured new orders to transport 165,000 tonnes of goods for various companies on the Copperbelt.
The freight orders follow TAZARA managing director Bruno Ching’andu’s visits to various shippers and logistics companies in Northern, Lusaka and Copperbelt provinces from January 21 to 25.
Mr Ching’andu said customers visited appreciated the renewed drive and improvements exhibited in the operations of TAZARA and affirmed their desire to resume business relations with the railways.
According to a statement by TAZARA head of public relations Conrad Simuchile, the visitations resulted in confirmation of new orders for the transportation of at least 15,000 tonnes of goods every month, from February 2017, which will translate to about 165,000 tonnes by the end of the year.
“The new orders confirm that we are moving in the right direction to restore confidence in as far as our operations are concerned,” Mr Ching’andu said.
The customers visited by Mr Ching’andu are Kalungwishi Estates in Kasama, Impala Terminals, Bridge Shipping, Lafarge Zambia and Gourock Zambia in Ndola.
Others are Manica Freight and Chambishi Copper Smelter in Kitwe and Lafarge Zambia in Lusaka.

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