Mozambique: Railroad company CFM (Sul) plans to transport 4 million tonnes of cargo per year

2 June 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 2 June – Mozambican railroad company Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (Sul) plans to soon be transporting 4 million tonnes of cargo per year, its chief executive, Adelino Mesquita told journalists Friday.

Mesquita made the statement at the end of a train ride on the railroad linking the Mozambican capital to Komatirport in South Africa, over a stretch of some 90 kilometres.

The trip was also taken by company executives and over 100 users from South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique.

The company expects to transport a total of 2.8 million tonnes of cargo by the end of the current year.

The Ressano Garcia line, as it is known, is benefiting from refurbishment work costing some US$20 million, US$16 million of which have already been used.

As part of the recuperation of the Ressano Garcia line the Goba line is also due to be repaired, which will make it possible to supply limestone to the Cimentos de Moçambique cement factory, part of Portugal’s Cimpor group. (macauhub)