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BCL closure presses BR's freight volumes to decade low

June 13, 2018 2:58 PM
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Statistics Botswana figures published on Tuesday indicate that last year’s revenues were the lowest since 2012, when the rail carrier posted top line earnings of P293 million.

From an average of about 514,000 tonnes moved per quarter in 2016, freight volumes at Botswana Railways fell to an average of 386,000 tonnes per quarter in 2017.

The drop appears attributable to the October 2016 closure of BCL and Tati Nickel mines, which were among the major tonnage and revenue anchors for Botswana Railways.


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