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Boost as firms sign up to ferry export cargo via SGR


  • The trains will transport tea, fruit juices and soda ash from the Nairobi Inland Container Depot (ICD) if new laws sail through, said Peter Masinde, manager in charge of the ICD.
  • Since the launch of the freight services in January 2018, the SGR has been transporting only empty containers on its return journey to Mombasa at highly discounted rates of Sh25,000 and Sh30,000 for a 20- and 40-foot containers respectively.
  • Mr Masinde said they are already running trials with Del Monte Kenya Limited on how to transport their products to Mombasa. The Thika-based company manufactures a range of fruit products for local and export market.

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