Maersk shipping line commits to transport cargo through SGR

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Kenya Railways got a boost after a global shipping company committed to transport its cargo from the Port of Mombasa to the Inland Container Deport in Nairobi through the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR)

Maersk Shipping Line East Africa flagged off two full block trains with its exclusive cargo to the ICD in Nairobi, a move that is expected to boost SGR freight services. The two trains were loaded with 108 Maersk containers which were offloaded directly from the ship and loaded on the cargo train, in what has proved to be advantageous in terms of saving time and cost. The move is expected to improve the number of cargo being transported through the SGR that has been experiencing low volumes of containers after shipping. Clearing and forwarding agents have opposed the government’s directives to have cargo delivered at the port be transported through SGR

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