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Botswana Railways is one of the busiest railways in Africa, carrying around 20% of the country’s population annually and delivering over 2 million tonnes of cargo. In order to enhance its service between second city Francistown and Bulawayo in neighbouring Zimbabwe, it ordered eight additional locomotives from a supplier in the USA.
ALE was chosen to deliver these machines from their entry port at Richards Bay, South Africa to Mahalaphe, Botswana, where they would be offloaded onto the rail network at a launch ceremony attended by the country’s President. Following decades of abnormal load transportation projects in the reason covering millions of miles, ALE was well-placed to deliver safely and efficiently.