Camrail receives five new locomotives
25 January 2019
On Thursday 17 January 2019, Camrail a subsidiary of Bolloré Railways, received five new locomotives manufactured in the United States by General Electric, at the Autonomous Port of Douala.
The Bolloré Transport & Logistics’ teams carried out the unloading and docking operations. Each of these new locomotives has a power of 33000 HP and is equipped with the latest technology. A dozen employees have been trained to handle the new equipment in the General Electric facilities in the United States.
Pascal Miny, CEO of Camrail
These five new locomotives will be in service next February. They will strengthen the pulling capacity of Camrail and improve the quality of services offered to rail service users.
The delivery of these five locomotives marks Bolloré Railways’ intention to keep investing in rail transportation in Central Africa despite the current weakness of the freight Chad’s market.
These new acquisitions are part of a nine locomotives order made by Cameroon. They were financed by Camrail for CFAF 12.3 billion.