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Email: marketing@zrl.com.zm

Freight

Zambia Railways has a fleet of various types of wagons to cater for customer demands and can arrange for wagons from other neighbouring railways to support particular high demands for a specific wagon type.
The Wagon types include:-

  • CLOSED WAGONS –They have a carrying capacity ranging from 42tons to 53 tons and are ideal for bagged cargo such as Fertiliser, cement,sugar,maize, soya beans, stock feed and tobacco etc.
  • GENERAL PURPOSE OPEN WAGONS –They have a carrying capacity of 44tons and are suitable for conveying Copper,Sulphur,Coal,Concentrates,Lime,Steel ,Bulk sugar,Wheat,Maize, fertilisers and various break bulk commodities.
  • FLAT WAGONS –They have a carrying capacity of 44tons and flexible for various cargo such as containerized cargo;a 40ft container or two 20ft containers,vehicles and machinery.

Zambia Railways Limited has an active market made up of 5 major segments as follows:

  • Intermine – This is traffic that moves between the mines within Zambia.
  • Local -This is traffic that originates and is destined within Zambia
  • Exports –This is traffic that originates from Zambia and destined across the borders of Zambia.The major export routes are;
    • Exports to DRC
    • Exports to Zimbabwe
    • Exports to Botswana
    • Exports to RSA
    • Exports to Tanzania
    • Exports to Mozambique
  • Imports -This is traffic that comes into the country from other borders and the major import routes are;
    • Exports to DRC
    • Exports to Zimbabwe
    • Exports to Botswana
    • Exports to RSA
    • Exports to Tanzania
    • Exports to Mozambique
  • Transits –This is traffic that runs through the Zambia Railways Limited network originating from and destined to over border destinations and the major transit routes are;
    • RSA TO DRC
    • DRC TO RSA
    • ZIMBABWE TO DRC
    • DRC TO TANZANIA
    • TANZANIA TO DRC

CONNECTIVITY TO THE PORTS

Through our export and imports routes, customers have access to the following ports in the region;

  • Port of Durban
  • Port of Richards Bay
  • Port of Beira
  • Port of Nacala
  • Port of Dar-e-salam

CURRENT TRAFFIC

  • Copper cathodes
  • Copper blisters
  • Concentrates
  • Limestone
  • Coal
  • Sulphur
  • Cement
  • Sugar
  • Petrol
  • Diesel
  • Fertilizers
  • Maize
  • Containerized cargo
  • Lime
  • Sulphuric acid
  • Chemicals

CURRENT CUSTOMERS

  • Impala Ligistics
  • Zambia Sugar
  • Barloworld Logistics
  • Freightmax
  • Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia
  • Lafarge Cement ZambiaPUMA Energy
  • ETC Cargo
  • Prime fuels
  • Kamoto Copper Company
  • Bridgeshiping group of companies
  • Konkola Copper Mines
  • TRADIMEX
  • TRANSCHEM
  • VS Cargo
  • Greenbelt Fertilizers
  • Proferts Fertilizers
  • Bridgeway commodities
  • Food reserve agency
  • Smart Logistics
  • MMI Steel
  • Makomo Mines
  • FCC SHELPAM
  • FA Cargo
  • Chambeshi metals
  • Ndola Lime
  • Maamba Colleries
  • Varun Beverages
  • Flexi freight
  • Zambian Furnance
  • Zdenakie
  • Paperhole Investments

 

Contact the Marketing department :

HEAD OFFICE, 1st floor Shitima House, Kafue River Avenue, P.o Box 80935, Kabwe-ZAMBIA, Email: marketing@zrl.com.zm

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