Mozambique railway news

News about railway operations, services, infrastructure, plans and the supply industry in Mozambique.

  • GE C30ACi locomotive for Mozambique.

    Investment aims to make Mozambique – South Africa railway more competitive


    MOZAMBIQUE: The African Development Bank has agreed financing for state-owned rail and port authority Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique to purchase locomotives, wagons and tank containers. This aims to improve the competitiveness of the 88 km Ressano Garcia rail corridor between the port of ...

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    5G-ready FRMCS telecoms deployed on Mozambique network


    MOZAMBIQUE: Huawei has been chosen to equip the 1 067 mm gauge routes operated by Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique with a digital communications system based on FRMCS. Designed to ensure robust and stable communications for train-to-ground voice and data links, it replaces legacy infrastructure based ...

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    Through running accord to boost chrome exports


    AFRICA: Transnet Freight Rail has signed a cross-border through-running agreement with Mozambique’s CFM, aimed at boosting the export of South African chrome and ferrochrome through the port of Maputo.

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    Maputo – Harare logistics service launched


    AFRICA: Diversified logistics company Unitrans Africa has launched dedicated rail freight services between the Port of Maputo in Mozambique and three trading hubs at Harare, Bulawayo and Gweru in Zimbabwe.

  • DP World Maputo launches rail service between Maputo and Harare

    Maputo – Harare container train launched


    AFRICA: DP World has launched a dedicated container service from Maputo in Mozambique to Harare in Zimbabwe, and is planning further services to connect Maputo with Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland. DP World Maputo holds a concession to manage the container terminal at Maputo. It said ...

  • President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi has laid a foundation stone to launch work to reinstate the 44 km section of the Sena line between Mutarara and Vila Nova da Fronteira on the border with Malawi.

    Mozambique – Malawi railway reinstatement gets underway


    MOZAMBIQUE: President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi has laid a foundation stone to launch work to reinstate the 44 km section of the Sena line between Mutarara and Vila Nova da Fronteira on the border with Malawi. This section of the 1 067 mm ...

  • Indian-built locomotive for Mozambique's CFM

    Indian designed and built locomotives for Mozambique


    MOZAMBIQUE: Indian Railways’ Banaras Locomotive Works in Varanasi has rolled out the first two of six 1 067 mm gauge diesel locomotives ordered by Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique along with 90 stainless steel coaches. The 3 000 hp ‘Designed in India, ...

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    Wegh Group invests in Mozambique sleeper plant


    MOZAMBIQUE: Italian company Wegh Group has increased its stake in concrete sleeper manufacturer Travessas Do Norte, which was already 52% owned by Wegh Mocambique. The company’s plant at Namialo on the Nacala – Nampula railway is one of the largest in southern Africa with a capacity of 1 600 sleepers ...

  • The first heavy haul coal trains began operation over the Nacala Corridor in 2015 and the line was formally inaugurated in May this year.

    Nacala investment package complete


    MOZAMBIQUE: Brazilian mining and steel group Vale has signed binding financial contracts which complete the investment structure for the Nacala Logistics Corridor. Announced on November 27, the deal covers US$1·03bn from Japan Bank for International Co-operation, a US$1bn loan insured by Nippon Export & Investment Insurance and a US$400m loan ...

  • Eight DMUs formerly used in Auckland will be used to operate passenger services around Maputo.

    Auckland DMUs shipped to Mozambique


    MOZAMBIQUE: Eight diesel multiple-units as well as spare parts are being shipped from New Zealand to Mozambique, where they are to operate passenger services around Maputo. The 1 067 mm gauge two-car units have been surplus to requirements since electrification in Auckland in 2014. ‘Selling the trains reduces Auckland Transport’s ...

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    Nacala Corridor officially inaugurated


    MOZAMBIQUE: President Filipe Nyusi joined celebrations at the deepwater port of Nacala-a-Velha on May 12 to mark the formal completion of the project to develop a 912 km ‘integrated logistics corridor’ serving northern Mozambique, southern Malawi and the Moatize coalfield. This encompassed the rehabilitation of existing lines and the construction ...

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    Nacala Corridor PTC to go live this year


    AFRICA: Siemens Rail Automation says that it expects to commission the Positive Train Control signalling system it has installed on the Nacala Corridor linking Malawi and Mozambique ‘by the end of the year’.The supplier says that the Trainguard Sentinel PTC it is supplying to the Corredor Logístico Integrado de Nacala ...

  • The only passenger services to ahve operated regularly in Botswana since 2009 are those which run across the border from Francistown into Zimbabwe.

    Three countries agree 1 500 km corridor plan


    AFRICA: The governments of Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have agreed to develop a 1 500 km mixed-traffic rail corridor to serve an expanded port at Techobanine, 70 km south of Maputo.Starting at Francistown in northern Botswana, the route would cross northwards into Zimbabwe, serving Bulawayo, before running ...

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    Nacala Corridor wagon lease signed


    AFRICA: Northern Mozambique railway concessionaire Corredor De Desenvolvimento Do Norte has signed a five-year agreement to lease 100 grain wagons from GPR Leasing Africa for use between Bakhresa Malawi Ltd’s grain terminal at the Port of Nacala and a milling and packing plant in Malawi. The 1 067 mm gauge ...

  • GE Transportation C30ACi diesel locomotive for Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique.

    CFM takes delivery of GE locomotives


    MOZAMBIQUE: Deputy Minister of Transport & Communications Eusébio Saíde unveiled the first four of 10 GE Transportation C30ACi diesel locomotives for Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique on Janaury 29. The 1 067 mm gauge locomotives were ordered in 2011 at a cost of US$41·2m for use on passenger and freight ...

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    Concession signed for construction of 525 km coal railway


    MOZAMBIQUE: Two concession agreements for the construction of a coal export port at Macuse in Zambezia province and a 525 km railway to the Moatize coalfields in Tete province were signed on December 13. The agreements were signed by Minister of Transport & Communications Gabriel Muthisse and Premchai Karnasuta, President ...

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    Siemens to supply signalling for Nacala corridor


    MOZAMBIQUE: The Corredor Logístico Integrado de Nacala joint venture of state railway CFM (20%) and Brazilian mining firm Vale (80%) has awarded Siemens a contract to provide signalling and train control systems for the Nacala corridor. Existing 1 067 mm gauge lines are being upgraded and a new line built ...

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    Standard gauge ambition in Mozambique


    MOZAMBIQUE: A local subsidiary of Kazakhstan-based based Eurasian Natural Resources Corp has commissioned Mott MacDonald to undertake studies and is seeking expressions of interest in building a 1200 km standard gauge line from Chiuta in Tete province to a new port at Nacala, bypassing Malawi. Operations could start in 2015. ...

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    Vale starts work on Nacala corridor


    MALAWI: Brazilian mining group Vale officially launched the construction of its US$1·1bn heavy haul freight corridor to the port of Nacala on December 6, when the President of Malawi Joyce Banda laid a foundation stone at Neno. The ceremony was attended by representatives from the governments of both Malawi and ...

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    Mining drives African rail plans


    MOZAMBIQUE: Brazilian mining group CVRD has purchased a 51% stake in Sociedade de Desenvolvimento do Corredor do Norte, which has a 51% stake in Corredor de Desenvolvimento do Norte and Central East African Railways. CDN holds the operating concession for the 872 km line from the Indian ...