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Grindrod’s Matola terminal receives second coal train

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Grindrod’s Matola terminal at the Port of Maputo received a second train from Botswana on 15 May 2022, and successfully discharged 50 wagons using the terminal’s tipplers.

The first train arrived on the 26 April 2022, marking a significant milestone for Grindrod’s drybulk terminal in the main Port of Maputo, Mozambique. The rail consignment of 40 wagons, each carrying approximately 2000 t of mineral coal, was delivered from Botswana.

The train originated from Palapye in Botswana, transiting through Zimbabwe via the Chicualacuala rail network to its final destination. Grindrod discharged the wag-ons and loaded the cargo on a vessel destined for Europe. A sample load was sent to Grindrod’s Matola terminal, where the compatibility of the Botswana wagons on the terminal’s tipplers was confirmed.

It is envisaged that this corridor could realise a volume throughput of 350 000 – 400 000 tpy of coal from Botswana earmarked for the global market.

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