A new railway is currently nearing completion that will provide Ethiopia with a high capacity, reliable, and lower cost transport system which will reduce the costs of imports, and promote exports, and also reduce the cost of transportation of bulk goods in the domestic market (cement, fuel, grain, etc.).  The railway will also compel improvements and changes in the trucking fleets and operations to be competitive and to connect the rail customers to the rail freight terminals.

SOURCE: National Freight Logistics Strategy for Ethiopia (June 2015). EMAA

The Ethiopian Railways Corporation (ERC)

The Ethiopian Railways Corporation (ERC) is the national rail transportation carrier for Ethiopia.  The ERC’s mission is to administer a modern railways infrastructure, and to provide efficient rail services that supports the growth of a globally competitive economy.