Nacala Logistics has launched Dash 9 locomotives which will boost tonnage of imports and exports as well as cut transportation costs by 20%.
Nacala Logistics operations director Gustav Stein said tonnage of imports and exports will rise from 60 000 tonnes to 80 000. On the other hand, the firm’s commercial and marketing manager Kennedy Kwerani said the locomotives have the capacity to carry between 90 and 120 wagons containing fertiliser, coal and wheat, among others.
Meanwhile, there is a need to rehabilitate 16 bridges between Nkaya and Limbe so that the locomotives can access them. According to Kwerani, four Dash 9 locomotives will be in operation by the first quarter of 2022.