Construction of a new Zambia road transport terminal is scheduled to begin at the Kasumbalesa border post in in the country’s Copperbelt Province following a USD 5 million investment from Zambia-based Reload Logistics and Trading.
With a storage capacity of 40,000 tons, the new facility is expected to support the transportation and delivery of goods between the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region and the Democratic Republic of Congo and improve the availability of services with regard to customs brokerage, freight management, trade facilitation, warehousing and distribution.
In addition to its current investment, Reload Logistics has announced plans to invest an additional USD 20 million in the construction of similar facilities over the next two years with a focus on areas that will offer the most potential for growth for the company in the health supply chain, agriculture and energy sectors.
According to the Zambia Copperbelt Province Minister Mwenya Musenge, the government is committed to the improvement of the country’s road sector with the understanding that an efficient logistics sector will be a significant contributor to the overall Gross Domestic Product for the country.
Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Reload Logistics, Chanda Chileshe, indicated that the company is committed to helping grow the Zambian economy and is eager to improve efficiency and revenue collection procedures for the Government.
“We want to enhance efficiency and revenue collection for the Government so that we can contribute to the gross domestic product and also improve the livelihood of the Zambian people,” he said.