By Nation Reporter
The Tanzania-Zambia Railways Authority (TAZARA) has concluded its Agreement with African Fossils Limited to move 18 million litres of petroleum products to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the next one year.
TAZARA head of public relations Conrad Simuchile said the first consignment of about one million litres (1,000 metric tonnes) had already departed the Port of Dar-es-Salaam, and that the initial two million litres (2,000 metric tonnes) would also be successfully delivered to the DRC within the next one month.
“As we consolidate our turnaround mission, we are delighted to announce the conclusion of an Agreement with African Fossils Limited of Tanzania to move 18 million litres (18,000 metric tonnes) of petroleum products to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the next one year,” he said.
Mr Simuchile said the import order was particularly key because it fulfills the TAZARA’s desire to balance the flow of traffic in both directions of its line, as most of the traffic were currently moving comprises exports from Zambia and DRC.
He said the fuel order was the second import consignment to be secured within a month, following the transportation order for 48 million litres (48,000 metric tonnes) of petroleum destined for Malawi.
Mr Simuchile said TAZARA targeted 381,000 metric tonnes for this financial year ending 30th June, 2017, a three-fold improvement from 130,000 metric tonnes that had recently hauled in the just ended 2015/2016 financial year.
“We are grateful to African Fossils Limited for giving us a vote of confidence through this order, which also reaffirms the faith that our customers have generally placed in us to transform the Authority,” he said.