TAZARA to haul 30 million litres of fuel

By Staff Reporter


Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) is readying itself to move over 30 million litres of fuel per month, which government has passed on to the railways from the road hauliers.

In a statement issued by TAZARA head of Public Relations Conrad Simuchile, managing director Bruno Ching’andu said TAZARA and Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) were jointly discussing with fuel suppliers in Zambia on how best to effectively move the petroleum cargo from the east african port of Dar es Salaam.

This was after the road transporters abandoned the commodity following Tanzania’s implementation of the East African Community Vehicle Load Control Act on 1 March 2019.

Ching’andu said that by the end of April, TAZARA and ZRL would have finalised Service Level Agreements with petroleum suppliers, a development that would enable the two railways to hire additional tank wagons to transport the commodity into Zambia.