Capacity of Mozambique’s Sena railroad to triple by 2015

18 October 2013

Repair and refurbishment work on the Sena railroad in Mozambique, intended to increase its cargo capacity from 6.5 million tons a year to 20 million tons, began this week according to Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.

Work on the railway linking Moatize, in Tete province, to the port of Beira in Sofala province, including the Inhamitanga/Marromeu branchline, and covering a total of 575 kilometres, is due to be finished in February 2015.

The director of the team rebuilding the Sena railroad, Sancho Quipiço, said that the work would make way for average rail traffic of 10 or 11 trains with six locomotives and 100 trucks, compared to two locomotives and 42 trucks at the moment.

The Sena railroad is the main transport route for the coal mined in Tete province by Brazilian group Vale and Anglo-Australian group Rio Tinto. (macauhub)