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Transportation in Zambia

  • Uber and African’s economic transformation

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 WHEN Uber was initial established in 2009, its mission was to help people everywhere get a ride, safely, quickly and at the push of a button. Eight years later, that mission remains the same and Uber’s innovative, technology-driven business model is still fundamentally changing the way people think about conference their transport needs. For the completed four years, Uber has been delivering this same level of transformation across sub-Saharan Africa, SSA, and with additional than 1.8 million active riders using the app, Uber certainly has reason to celebrate its fourth anniversary on the continent this September. Uber And it’s not just Uber that has benefited from the stellar uptake of its convenient offering in Africa.
  • As it expands in Africa, Uber adapts to local markets and adopts cash payments

    BOTSWANA, 2016/07/24 While Uber continues its push into Africa the company is making allowances to local markets and testing incomparable service models users wouldn’t see in other parts of the globe. Anyone can presently use the mobile app to hail a car in 12 cities across South Africa, Nigeria,Uganda, Kenya, Morocco and Egypt…. And in all of those nations users can pay drivers in hard cash. The expansion, and adaptation to the realities of doing business on-the-ground in Africa, are in line with CEO Travis Kalanick’s commitment late last year to “a large push in Africa.”
  • Routes Africa forum aims to improve African air connectivity

    BOTSWANA, 2016/05/15  An event dedicated to the development of the African aviation industry will take place next month in Tenerife (26-28 June) to encourage the launch of new air services to, from and within the African continent. Routes Africa 2016 will help to improve African connectivity by bringing together airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss next air services. Around 250 route development professionals are expected to attend the forum which was founded ten years ago to stimulate increase in the industry.
  • The re-establishment of the Zambian national airline w

    ZAMBIA, 2013/11/21 The re-establishment of the Zambian national airline will greatly contribute to the increase of the tourism sector in the country, a Kitwe-based entrepreneur has said. Eagle Adventures and Tours managing director Crawford Mbulo said in Lusaka yesterday that the planned launch of national airline next year would support the tourism increase in Zambia and boost the industry in the region. Mr Mbulo said the re-establishment of the national airline would further increase trade around the region in terms of imports and exports.
  • Proflight Zambia begins a new route from Lusaka to Dar-es-Salaam

    ZAMBIA, 2013/10/23 Proflight Zambia begins a new route from Lusaka to Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania on Wednesday, October 23, enabling fast and affordable links for traders and tourists. The three-times-a-week service marks the second international destination for Zambia’s growing local airline, which started flying to Lilongwe in Malawi in June. “Proflight’s new route to Dar-es-Salaam builds an significant link between Zambia and Tanzania which will strengthen business ties and boost two-way travel between our respective tourist destinations,” said Proflight Director of Government and Industry Affairs Capt. Philip Lemba. “This is undoubtedly the fastest, most comfortable and affordable way to travel between the two cities.”
  • Rail cargo transport begins between Mozambique and Zambia

    ZAMBIA, 2013/10/04 A train carrying 1,050 tons of inorganic fertilizers has left the port of Beira in central Mozambique, headed for Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, along the Machipanda railroad according to Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias. The newspaper added that the train is the initial to travel to Zambia in 25 years, following a shut down of the service during the 1976-1992 civil war and later due to failures to meet contractual obligations by the company running the Beira railroad system. These initial 1,050 tons are part of a bigger lot of 10,000 tons at the port complex. The cargo train was made up of 25 trucks that on their return will carry copper for export to the European, Asian, American and Australian markets. Zambia is the second Southern African Development Community (SADC) country, next Zimbabwe, to receive and send cargo to and from the port of Beira by rail, over a distance of some 1,000 kilometres on a journey that takes at least 10 days.
  • Livingstone Airport looking smart

    ZAMBIA, 2013/08/11 Livingstone is looking very smart. Work continues on the roads and other facilities. The airport is due to be completed by August 13, according to George who showed me around the other day. However, according to a report in the press, the work was supposed to have been completed by August 1. Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Minister Yamfwa Mukanga, said on a visit to the airport: “I don't want to be coming here and waste my time just to see uncompleted structures. I am giving you 10 days to complete the structure. You must finish the remaining works by August 10, 2013. I will come back to inspect on August 12 and 13, and I should find the entire structure completed.”
  • The global air cargo market growth

    ANGOLA, 2013/07/03 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says the world air cargo market increase continued to flat line in May, broadly following the trend of the last 18 months. World freight tonne kilometers increased just 0.8 % in May compared to a year ago, IATA said in an official release on Wednesday. Capacity, however, increased by 2.1 % causing load factors to fall to 44.9 % — their lowest level since the post crisis recovery. As about 60 % of world air cargo utilizes capacity in the belly of passenger aircraft, managing capacity at a time at the same time as increase in air travel is outpacing that of cargo is particularly challenging.
  • Zambia: NCC to Spend K200 Million On Mulungushi Bus Station Rehab 2012-10-30

    ZAMBIA, 2012/10/30 NDOLA City Council (NCC) has set aside K200 million for the rehabilitation of Mulungushi Bus Station in the town centre.NCC public relations manager Roy kuseka said in an interview yesterday that the money was mobilised within the local authority."The money that will be spent on rehabilitating the station is internally sourced, meaning that it is council money," he said.
  • Li Jinzao participated the tripartite conference on TAZARA

    ZAMBIA, 2012/05/06  The visiting Vice Minister of Commerce of China Hon. Li Jinzao participated the tripartite conference on TAZARA held in Lusaka where he discussed with the Zambian Minister of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Hon. Yamfwa Mukanga and the Tanzanian Minister of Transport Hon. Omari Nundu on issues related to the Tanzania-Zambia Railway.