Beacon Hill Resources takes delivery of rolling stock for coal transport in Mozambique

21 January 2014

British company Beacon Hill Resources announced recently that two South African suppliers had delivered the railway rolling stock to be use to carry coal along the Sena line in Mozambique.

According to the published statement, South African leasing company Thelo Rolling Stock has received the five locomotives it ordered from RRL Grindrod and the 90 open-bed rail trucks ordered from Transnet Rail Engineering.

The locomotives are currently undergoing inspection in South Africa by technical staff from Mozambican state rail and port manager Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM), and will later be sent on to their destination and start operating at the end of February.

CFM has granted Beacon Hill Resources 7.7 percent of the capacity available on the Sena line, which will allow it to transport 1 million tons of thermal and coking coal per year from the Moatize basin, in Tete province, to the port of Beira in Sofala province, over a distance of 580 kilometres. (macauhub)