Haul Capacity

  1. Bulk haulage capacity: ZRL is able to able to transport a maximum of 1,200 tons per train at once. This translates into 40 loaded road trucks.
  2. Convenience: ZRL gives access to all Zambia’s economically strategic towns. These are towns where mining, agriculture, and other industrial activities take place. Through private sidings, customers can enjoy door to door service.
  3. Security: ZRL provides security for goods in transit. Trains are secured from handover at departure to handover at the customer upon arrival.
  4. Flexible Pricing and Competitive Rates: Our rates are flexible and competitive.
  5. Variety of Wagons: We have different wagon types for loading various commodities, tailored to suit customers’ needs.
  6. Bilateral and Multilateral relations with neighboring railways in the Democratic Republic of Congo (SNCC), Zimbabwe (NRZ), Tanzania (TAZARA), and South Africa (TFR), Mozambique (CEAR), Malawi (CDN) and Beit bridge Bulawayo Rail (BBR). These Business agreements facilitate the smooth flow of exports, imports and transits across the various railways.
  7. In addition, rail freight lessens congestion on the roads and assists in improving the lifespan of our roads.
Current Market

Our active market is made up of 6 major segments as follows:

  • Inter-mine: This is traffic that moves between the mines within Zambia.
  • Local: This is traffic that originates and is destined within Zambia.
  • Export: This is traffic that originates from Zambia and is destined across borders of
  • Import: This is traffic that comes into the country from other borders.
  • Transit: This is traffic that runs through the Zambia Railways Limited network: originating from, and destined to over border
Freight Contacts

Manager Business Development:

name: Agness Chaila

mail: agness.chaila@zrl.com.zm

mobile: +260 950000121 / 977 799 778



Manager Sales & Commercial:

name: Kingfred Chanda

mail: kingfred.chanda@zrl.com.zm

mobile: +260 950 000 337 / 968 195 19