Zambia Railways has connected its rail line to the Nacala corridor, thereby opening the shortest route to the Indian Ocean through Mozambique.
The first ever goods train, trial run will transport cargo from Chipata district to Nacala in Mozambique through Malawi.
The four day travel covers a 1-thousand and 50 kilometer stretch to the Nacala port.
The Muchinji railway line was launched in Chipata by Eastern Province Minister Malozo Sichone together with his two counterparts from Malawi and Mozambique.
Mr Sichone says the PF government is determined to servicing the railway line through the provision of two locomotive engines and 264 wagons to Zambia Railways.
And Zambia Railways board chairperson, Davis Chama, says government is happy that the Muchinji railway station which has been dormant for nearly 30 years has become reality.
Meanwhile, Zambia’s Acting High Commissioner to Malawi, Henry Ngilazi says the opening of Nacala corridor will enhance business opportunities for the three countries.