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The Northern Development Corridor company, SA, current concessionaire of the Nacala port and the country’s North Railway System, has just increased its rolling stock fleet with the acquisition of 3 locomotives earlier this month to support the freight transport on rail corridor, bringing earning capacity and general cargo traction.
The newcomers locomotives 201, 202, and 203 are modern, GM manufacturing, GT 26 model with a capacity of 3000 HP.
These locomotives are part of the first batch of a total of 9 locomotives, which should be complete in the next two months of this year with the arrival of the remaining 6 machines, which will strengthen the rolling park and improve the operational performance of the company.
The Executive Director of CDN, Amado Mabasso, refers that this acquisition comes as part of the continuous commitment by CDN in improving the transport capacity of the national general cargo and transit to the countries of Interland, Malawi and Zambia.
At the same time, with this acquisition, the company is currently in the final process of 67 wagons conversion which consists in changing the brake system “vacuum compressed air” which began in March last and ends in current June, which will also bring improvements in rail operations allowing the performance of longer trains in the composition of wagons and improve the effectiveness of the brakes.
The concern for the improvement and quality of the services is a strategic focus of the company which in 2013 invested about 20 million US dollars in the purchase of 10 locomotives and 12 new carriages offering a new passenger service from Nampula to Cuamba and vice-versa with recognized quality and safety improvements.