Written on September 26, 2022
Rail connectivity

NOCMA has invested MK4.6Billion into the state-of-the-art Rail connectivity project connecting both its Lilongwe and Blantyre Strategic Fuel Reserves Depot as one way of contributing to reduced landed cost of fuel.

The Lilongwe Strategic Fuel Reserves (SFRs) with a capacity of 25Million litres is fully connected to receive product via rail and was to receive product from Nacala but is currently awaiting completion of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Salima -Mchinji line to resume lifting product form Nacala.

The Blantyre Strategic Fuel Reserve, also with a capacity of 25million litres will be commissioned in September 2022 to receive fuel via rail as final rail connectivity works are being finalized.

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