Rail solution to curb Pandemic in Africa
Bolloré has launched a rail service for export cargo from Mombasa in Kenya to Uganda through the Naivasha ICD in a bid to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
By using the rail to transport cargo up to Naivasha, the company hopes to reduce long-distance drivers' exposure to the virus, while also protecting the populations living in numerous roadside towns frequently used as truck stops.
The first train loaded with 64 teu of cargo was received at Naivasha ICD recently, where a fleet of Bolloré long haul trucks & trailers from Uganda was already waiting to offload export consignments onto the train and take up cargo for last mile delivery to Kampala, Uganda. (ben)