Ethiopia-Djibouti Railway transports 3.4mln ton of import, export goods
Addis Ababa, June 18, 2021 (FBC) – Ethiopia-Djibouti standard gauge Railway has transported 3.4 Million ton of import and export commodities and goods over the last three years.
Director General of the Ethiopia-Djibouti Railway Share Company, Engineer Tilahun Serka stated that the railway transported 800,000 ton of commodities in the first year of operation, and then increased its capacity to 1.2 Million and 1.45 Million tons in the next two successive years.
The railway is said to have improved its efficiency with 25 to 30pct every year since it went operational.
According to the Director General the railway has registered better achievement in transporting machinery, vehicles, fertilizers, commercial goods and commodities imported by the private sector operators and Ethiopians Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise.
The Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, which is considered as the first electrified transnational railway in Africa, presently provides different kinds of freight services including the transportation of perishable goods, vehicles, cereals and fertilizers at Indode, Mojo, Adama, and Nagad stations.