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A few weeks ago the Chinese Director-General for African Affairs, Mr. Wu Peng, toured TAZARA, taking a train ride from Dar es Salaam to Yombo and into the Port of Dar es Salaam, where the railway facility interfaces with port operations.
Summing up the visit, the Managing Director of TAZARA, Eng. Bruno Chingandu, who accompanied Mr. Wu and… read more
Ghana’s new 98km standard gauge railway line between Tema and Mpakadan is expected to be completed by the end of 2022, the country’s railway development ministry told reporters this week.
Construction of the line, part of a broader plan to link Ghana with Burkina Faso by rail, has suffered repeated delays since it was … read more
The project’s goal is to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of local businesses situated along the Nacala Corridor to enable them to exploit the newly available transport infrastructure and achieve accelerated economic and social development in Malawi.
The project has opened up more opportunities in trade and in diver… read more
Work on Nairobi’s futuristic railway city is expected to begin in two months, according to Kenyan industry sources. The final design for Nairobi’s new Central Railway Station, which lies at the heart of the 171ha site, was unveiled recently by Kenyan and UK government representatives.
The new design, which was completed by UK-based … read more
Transnet SOC is increasing the supply of jet fuel through the National Multi-Product Pipeline from Durban to the inland. This is as repairs to the railway line gets underway following damage from the floods in recent weeks.
Currently, TPL is transporting 14 million litres of jet fuel between Natref and OR Tambo International … read more
Nigeria's federal transportation ministry has instructed the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to resume train services between Abuja and Kaduna in northern Nigeria after a terror attack in March closed the line.
NRC said trains between the two cities would restart on 23 May.
The NRC halted passenger services on the ro… read more
The European Union has agreed to provide €123 million to support the upgrading of the 330km Belabo – Ngaoundere railway line in Cameroon.
The €106 million European Investment Bank loan and €17.1 million European Union grant was confirmed in Yaoundé on 6 May, at a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Joseph Ngute. Thomas Ostros EIB Vi… read more
The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) is a state-owned enterprise established by an Act of Parliament (The Railways Act). The NRZ is in the business of rail transportation and maintenance. The railway line covers a total of 2760km with 67 cautions stretching over 249.72 km. Furthermore, NRZ has vast tracts of land and properties system-… read more
Silversea Cruises and Rovos Rail have paired up to offer cruise and rail combinations on Silversea’s upcoming South African itineraries for the 2022/23 cruise season. Silversea will be deploying the luxury cruise ship Silver Spirit in South Africa, sailing 15-night roundtrip cruises from Cape Town between December and February… read more
Freight and passenger operations across the critical Chambeshi bridge in eastern Zambia will resume on 22 July, the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) said on Wednesday. The bridge has been closed since it was damaged by floods in May 2021, forcing trains from Tanzania to terminate at Kasama, 630km for the Zambian terminus … read more