IFC Railway Investment to Improve Transport for Freight and Passengers in Gabon

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has agreed to provide 52.5 million euros ($58 million) of debt financing to boost the capacity and improve the efficiency of Gabon’s rail network and improve the...

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SA optimistic about trade with Gabon

A South African business delegation visited Gabon and Cameroon late in November. In Gabon it participated in an Outward Trade and Investment Mission (OSim), the SA Department of Trade and Industry...

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Six New Locos For Gabon

Société d'Exploitation du Transgabonais (Setrag), the state railway of Gabon, is taking delivery of six new locomotives - part of a long-term modernisation of the country's freight rail operations....

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NEW EMD LOCOS FOR GABON

New Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) type GT46AC locomotives are on order for the 1,435mm gauge Société d’Exploitation du Transgabonais (Setrag – the state railway of Gabon), which runs 670 km eastwards...

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ORE WAGONS FOR GABON

On 15 September, CSR Yangtze Company Ltd of China delivered the first batch of 44 new ore wagons to the Huazhou Mining Gabon Company Ltd. Pending the arrival of the second batch of rolling stock,...

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LOCOS FOR SETRAG IN GABON

Two EMD IT42CWR diesel-electric locos have been shipped from Rotterdam to Société d’Exploitation du Transgabonais (Setrag – the state railway of Gabon). It is understood they were built originally for...

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WELDERS FOR GABON

Office du Chemin de fer Trans Gabonais (Octra), the 814km standard-gauge national railway of Gabon, has awarded Plasser & Theurer a contract to supply ATP 500-C flash-butt welding machines. Octra...

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GABON CHOOSES CHINA

The state-owned China National Machinery & Equipment Import & Export company has been selected by the West African state of Gabon to mine its vast iron ore deposits – believed to be the...

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RAILWAYS OF GABON

Gabon was a late starter as far as railways were concerned, the first construction commencing only in 1974. The 1,435mm gauge was chosen as it offered the convenience of off-the-shelf rolling stock...

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GABON MAY LINK TO CAMEROON

A Chinese company, CMEC, is considering the development of an iron-ore mine at Belinga in Gabon. It would be connected probably to the existing 1,435mm gauge railway to the port of Libreville in...

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