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Urban Tolls A Necassary Evil, Says Zimbabwe’s Minister Saviour Kasukuwere

Urban Tolls A Necassary Evil, Says Zimbabwe’s Minister Saviour Kasukuwere

LOCAL Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere says government will forge ahead with plans to introduce urban toll gates, adding this was a “necessary evil” which will help restore Harare’s battered road infrastructure. Kasukuwere told Senators this past week that Harare has lost nearly 80 percent of its road network through excessive use by vehicular traffic from […]

Progress Rail Signs Contract with Tunisian Railways for 20 EMD Locomotives

Progress Rail Signs Contract with Tunisian Railways for 20 EMD Locomotives

As part of an effort to improve infrastructure in North Africa and the Middle East, Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, today announced it was selected by the Tunisian Railway Company (SNCFT) with an order of 20 EMD GT42AC locomotives. These locomotives will primarily serve in hauling phosphates and will be designed for the area’s hot, […]

National Railways of Zimbabwe sinking like Zisco, warns former executive

National Railways of Zimbabwe sinking like Zisco, warns former executive

A former executive at the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has warned government to keep its hands off the company lest it collapses like the Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (Zisco). Zisco has not been operating for years and plans to resuscitate the firm have all but collapsed. In an interview with Standardbusiness, the former […]

How Zimbabwe National Roads Administration bosses were let off the hook

How Zimbabwe National Roads Administration bosses were let off the hook

The first part of this investigative piece done by The Standard in partnership with the Information for Development Trust (IDT) published last Sunday revisited the alleged Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) corruption scandal in which the state institution acquired 40 graders at a cost of more than $8 million without going to tender, providing yet […]

Somali Pirates Release Oil Tanker and Crew

Somali Pirates Release Oil Tanker and Crew

Somali pirates have released a hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew, according to Somali security official and the pirates, bringing the first hijacking since 2012 to a conclusion, apparently without the payment of a ransom. Thursday’s release followed a gun battle earlier in the day between the pirates and the marine force, […]

TAZARA Council Of Ministers Calls For More Action From Board Of Directors

TAZARA Council Of Ministers Calls For More Action From Board Of Directors

The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) Council of Ministers (CoM), comprising the ministers responsible for transport, finance and industry in Tanzania and Zambia, held their 62nd meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, on 10 March. The CoM noted that TAZARA’s performance had begun to improve, following a change in top management and various technical adjustments in the operations […]

Fuel Train in Malawi Looted Following Derailment

Fuel Train in Malawi Looted Following Derailment

A freight train belonging to Central East Africa Railways (CEAR) overturned after it derailed near the Makata heavy industrial site in Blantyre, Malawi on 27 February. The train, comprising two locomotives and six wagons, was carrying fuel from Mozambique to Limbe when it detached upon reaching the Mudi Area. Following the incident, locals from the […]

New National Railways of Zimbabwe Wagons Pay dividends

New National Railways of Zimbabwe Wagons Pay dividends

As reported by Railways AfricaTM in October 2016, the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has acquired 31 new high-sided wagons from China, with the view to boosting the rail operator’s freight capacity. As a result, the NRZ has recently announced that the new rolling stock has led to significant gains in freight volumes carried by the […]

Siyabonga Gama Tells CNN About Transnet Future Plans

Siyabonga Gama Tells CNN About Transnet Future Plans

Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama was recently interviewed on ‘CNN Marketplace Africa’. Responsible for delivering thousands of tonnes of goods around the country, Transnet are the biggest logistic company in Africa. Host, Eleni Giokos, began the interview by asking Gama to outline the scale of the company’s portfolio. Gama explained to Giokos: “We run eight commercial ports […]

Government Satisfied With Zambia Railways Rehabilitation Programme

Government Satisfied With Zambia Railways Rehabilitation Programme

The Zambian government has indicated that it is satisfied with the progress made by Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) in implementing their recapitalisation and rail rehabilitation programme, after the repossession of the railway company from an unsuccessful concessionaire in 2012. Minister of transport and communications, Brian Mushimba, stated that the capital injection of US$120 million from […]

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