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Transport in Zambia 2022

Rebecca Mort | Zambia | 31 January 2022

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Report Coverage

This report covers the Zambian Transport Industry, which includes road, rail, air, water and pipeline transport systems for passengers, freight, cargo, and crude oil. The report includes country information, developments, regulations and corporate actions and the factors that influence the industry, including the pandemic, infrastructure development, economic challenges and fuel costs. There are profiles of 30 companies including rail company The Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority and TAZAMA pipelines. Road Transport companies profiled include DSV, Freight and Passenger Services and Greendoor Group, and air transport companies profiled include Corporate Air, Royal Air Charters and Proflight Commuter Services.

Transport in Zambia

Zambia is a landlocked country and depends on a strong and efficient transport system for the smooth transit of exports and imports and growth of its economy. However, economic conditions and poor maintenance of transport infrastructure mean that this industry faces significant challenges, and requires further investment. The 923m Kazungula Bridge across the Zambezi river and one-stop border post facilities opened on 10 May 2021, aimed at easing the flow of trade and people between Botswana and Zambia. It will also provide alternative trade routes between SADC countries, and relieve some pressure off the Beitbridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Airlines

Africa’s air traffic dropped by 65.2% in 2021, and by 89% in 2020. While transport by air remains relatively small, there has been significant activity in the sub-sector. Private players have filled the gap left by the national airline which suspended services in 2009. The airline relaunched in December 2021. During the pandemic, private airlines converted a portion of their fleet to carry freight and bulk-cargo to make up for the decline in passengers. Airport infrastructure has improved in recent years with the aim of connecting various economic zones with increased trade and passenger mobility. All four international airports have received infrastructural upgrades, some of which are still being completed.

Table of Contents

PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. COUNTRY PROFILE 1
3. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 3
3.1. Industry Value Chain 9
4. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 10
4.1. Contribution to GDP 10
4.2. Exports and Imports via Transport 10
4.3. Transport Statistics 11
5. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 12
5.1. Local 12
5.2. Rail Transport 14
5.3. Air Transport 16
5.4. Water Transport 18
5.5. Transport via Pipelines 19
5.6. Corporate Actions 19
5.7. Regulations 20
5.8. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 21
6. AFRICA 23
7. INTERNATIONAL 25
8. INFLUENCING FACTORS 26
8.1. COVID-19 26
8.2. Landlocked Countries and Regional Cooperation 26
8.3. Road Safety, Conditions and Infrastructure 28
8.4. Economic Environment 28
8.5. Rising Input Costs 30
8.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 31
8.7. Private Sector Initiatives 33
8.8. Environmental Concerns 34
8.9. Labour 35
9. COMPETITION 38
9.1. Barriers to Entry 39
10. SWOT ANALYSIS 41
11. OUTLOOK 42
12. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 43
13. REFERENCES 44
13.1. Publications 44
13.2. Websites 44
APPENDIX 1 47
Summary of Notable players 47
COMPANY PROFILES – RAILWAY TRANSPORT 51
Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (The) 53
Zambia Railways Ltd 54
COMPANY PROFILES – URBAN, SUBURBAN & INTER-URBAN BUS AND COACH PASSENGER LINES 56
Kobs Transporters Ltd 56
Quattro Co Ltd 58
Shalom Bus Services Ltd 60
COMPANY PROFILES – THE METERED TAXI INDUSTRY 61
Ulendo Taxi Ltd 61
COMPANY PROFILES – SAFARIS AND SIGHTSEEING BUS TOURS 62
Alendo Travel Tours and Car Hire Ltd 62
Winning Travel and Tours Ltd 63
COMPANY PROFILES – FREIGHT TRANSPORT BY ROAD 64
Agro-Fuel Investments Ltd 64
Buks Haulage Ltd 66
DSV Panalpina A/S 68
Freight and Passenger Services Ltd 77
Greendoor Group (Pty) Ltd 79
J&J Transport Zambia Ltd 81
Kapiri Transport Ltd 82
Keptcool Ltd 83
Lift and Shift Trucking Zambia Ltd 84
Quattro Co Ltd 85
Sable Transport and Construction Ltd 87
Satwant Transport Ltd 89
Time Trucking Ltd 90
Usangu Logistics Ltd 91
COMPANY PROFILES – DISTRIBUTION OF GASES, LIQUIDS, SLURRY AND OTHER COMMODITIES BY PIPELINE 92
TAZAMA Pipelines Ltd 92
COMPANY PROFILES – INLAND WATER TRANSPORT 94
Mpulungu Harbour Corporation Ltd 94
COMPANY PROFILES – AIR TRANSPORT 95
Corporate Air Ltd 95
Proflight Commuter Services Ltd 97
Royal Air Charters Ltd 98
Staravia Air Charters 100
Zambia Airports Corporation Ltd 102