Central East African Railways (CEAR )has managed to haul more cargo at the close of the month of January 2016 compared to the same period last year when most of its railway network was affected by the heavy rains that hit Malawi.
According to CEAR’s Communications Officer Chisomo Mwamadi, the company has registered 22,836 tons by January 31 compared to 4,907 tons in 2015.
“This is quite an achievement to us because the same period last year we were in the red in terms of tonnages for the month of January because most of our rail network was washed away. We resumed operations around May but still struggled to achieve our set target” he said.
Mwamadi also attributed the success to the rehabilitation works on its network.
“We invested heavily in infrastructure development on our lines with our partners. We have a good line between Nkaya and Nayuchi and we are doing the same to the Nkaya – Limbe section which is good news as we will be more efficient in our service delivery”.
Mwamadi adds that clients are now trusting the rail sector more than before because it remains the cheapest mode of transportation of goods and the fact that it can haul more cargo at once.
The 22,836 tons for the month of January included wheat grain, sugar,tea and sugar that the company transported for its clients.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :