Ethio-Djibouti Railway has today officially begun transportation of medium and heavy trucks by train from Djibouti port to Addis Ababa for the first time.
It is to be noted last year in August Ethio-Djibouti Railway (EDR) Share Company had made the first Shipment of automobile vehicles.
The company has transported more than 3,000 vehicles during the current Ethiopian budget year.
Now it has also commenced the transportation of medium and heavy trucks with the arrival of 63 trucks today.
The commencement of transporting heavy trucks by train will save energy and time by enabling the company transport cargos in bulk.
Ethio-Djibouti Railways Chief Executive Officer, Abdi Zenebe said during the occasion that the company has been engaged in expediting the import and export trade activities of the country by expanding railways transportation services.
The commencement of transporting heavy truck is part of these efforts, he the CEO added.
Transport and Logistics State Minister, Dengie Boru for his part indicated that the transport sector is crucial to ensuring the national economic development of the country.
In this regard, Ethio-Djibouti Railways has been playing key role in facilitating the import and export trade of the country, he added.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency