Kenya improves the handling of bulk cargo by rail
In Kenya, the Nairobi-Naivasha Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) cargo service and an inland container depot (ICD) are now operational. The 120 km Nairobi-Naivasha railway is an extension of the Chinese-built modern railway that connects Kenya's coastal port city Mombasa to the capital Nairobi.
The Mombasa-Nairobi SGR was launched in 2017. Two trains daily will serve the Naivasha ICD while two shipping lines had already committed to delivering their bulk cargo directly from the port of Mombasa to Naivasha. To celebrate the inauguration, the first freight train to Naivasha was flagged off at the Nairobi terminus. (ben)