TAZARA secures deal to ferry DRC petroleum products

The Tanzania Zambia Railways (TAZARA) has secured a deal to ferry petroleum products from the Tanzanian port of Dar-es-Salaam to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the next one year, a senior company official said on Monday.


The railway firm, jointly owned by the Zambian and Tanzanian governments, has secured the deal to transport 18 million liters of petroleum products to the DRC after conclusion of negotiations.

petroleumConrad Simuchile, the company’s head of public relations said the firm has agreed with Fossils Limited of Tanzania to ferry the petroleum products to the DRC and that the first consignment of 1, 000 liters has already been transported.

“This import order is important because it fulfills our desire to balance the flow of traffic on both directions of our line as most of the traffic we are currently moving, comprises exports from Zambia and DRC,” he said.

He expressed optimism that the initial two million liters will be successfully delivered to the DRC within the next one month.

This is the second consignment to be secured within a month following another deal for the transportation of 48 million liters of petroleum products to Malawi, he added. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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