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Govt extends SGR cargo promotional tariff - 9 months ago, 16 Maý 17:34

By: Citizen

Kenya Railways will extend promotional freight charges on the standard gauge rail until December as the government continues to woo shippers.

This follows a request issued by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) to the president during a roundtable last week, arguing shippers and cargo owners were yet to fully integrate into the SGR cargo operations.

The extension also gives government agencies time to align operations as cargo handlers lament the overlaps that continue to make the service inefficient.

President Uhuru Kenyatta said the train cargo service offers the most cost effective and efficient mode to move cargo across the region.

“We will extend the current concessionary rates from the first of July to the 31st of December 2018 so that our businesses remain competitive,” President Kenyatta said.

The promotional tariff will see SGR freighters pay a flat fee of Sh35,000 for a 20-foot container and Sh40,000 for a 40-foot container from Mombasa to the ...
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