CFM invests in maintaining Mozambique’s Sena railway

7 January 2014

Mozambique’s ports and railways company (CFM – Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique) is investing heavily to ensure that by mid-year it has sufficient equipment to provide quality maintenance along the 575 km long Sena Line linking Beira to Moatize in Tete province, the daily Notícias reports.

CFM aims to enable 5 million tons of coal mined by Brazil’s Vale, Australia’s Rio Tinto and India’s Jindal companies to be transported from Moatize to the port of Beira in 2014.

The director of the Sena Line Reconstruction Brigade, Sancho Júnior, said that CFM planned to obtain heavy equipment with the latest technology throughout 2014, including crane trucks and all-terrain vehicles.

Heavy ground levelling equipment is already on-site, namely a bulldozer, backhoe and mechanical shovel to support maintenance work and recovery in case of derailment.

The newspaper states that the aim is to improve preventive maintenance and especially to deal with eventual incidents, so that 20 million of coal can be transported via the Sena Line by February 2015. (macauhub)