NZR has commissioned 2 locomotives that will benefit Kwekwe Chromite giant ZIMASCO in transporting Chromite from Mutorashanga to Beira, ZBC News reports. This was after NRZ entered into an agreement with Sheltam of South Africa and ZIMASCO and secured 2 locomotives specifically dedicated to transporting chromite concentrate from ZIMASCO’s Mutorashanga base to Beira.
This was revealed by ZIMASCO Chief Executive Officer, Mr John Musekiwa who said the new development is targeting the transportation of approximately 300 000 metric tonnes by year-end:
We are aware that there is significant recapitalisation required for NRZ to perform optimally for us and other companies. However it is our hope that this arrangement we have put in place will provide important support to railways so that they are better able to provide us with efficient logistics that we require for our high-grade chromite concentrate for export
ZIMASCO reportedly transported 204 000 metric tonnes last year.
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