Bolloré Transport & Logistics has launched a rail service for export cargo from Mombasa to Uganda through the Naivasha ICD in a bid to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The first train, loaded with 64 TEUs of cargo consigned to clients of Bolloré Transport & Logistics was received at Naivasha ICD this morning.
By using the rail to transport cargo up to Naivasha, the company hopes to reduce exposure of long-distance drivers to the virus, while also protecting the populations living in numerous roadside towns frequently used as truck stops along the A104 highway between Mombasa and Naivasha.
A fleet of Bolloré Transport & Logistics long haul trucks & trailers from Uganda will be waiting at the Container Depot to offload export consignments onto the train and take up cargo for last-mile delivery to Kampala.
This well-choreographed exchange will ensure cost-efficiency by ensuring both train and trailers are loaded for the two-way journeys.
“The Covid-19 epidemic has put immense pressure on the supply chain as the industry works to safeguard the health and safety of our teams while ensuring the cargo keeps moving. We have been exploring rail as a solution and we are thankful for the support we have received in launching this new service.“
Jason Reynard, Bolloré Transport & Logistics CEO for East Africa
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