Data for cargo movement on SGR; revenue has been rising [Video]

A day after President Uhuru Kenyatta launched a freight service to Naivasha Inland Container Depot via the Standard Gauge Railway, new data provided by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, cargo movement via the SGR has been on a steady rise.

The volume of cargo ferried through the SGR during the first nine months of the year has increased by nearly 74 percent this year compared to the first nine months of 2018.

From Mombasa to Naivasha

The new service now extends SGR freight operations from Mombasa to the Naivasha Inland Container Depot (ICD), taking transit cargo deeper into the country’s hinterland.

Speaking at Syokimau SGR terminus President Kenyatta said the strategic development is a clear demonstration that the SGR is a game changer.

The Naivasha ICD will be served by two trains a day and already two shipping lines have committed to take their cargo directly from the Port of Mombasa to Naivasha.

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