The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has an agreement with DP World for a large investment in rail infrastructure development. DP World is a United Arab Emirates-based global supply chain and logistics company that has been operating in Africa for the past 20 years.
DP World CEO and managing director for Middle East and Africa, Suhail Al Banna, said the firm will align its investment guided by Zimbabwe's vision: "Our interest with Zimbabwe is to develop inland corridors for free movement of goods between countries.”
Currently, the company is making arrangements to deploy a technical team to Zimbabwe for a feasibility study of potential volumes that could be moved by the railway network. An assessment of suitability of Rutenga, Mutare, Lion's Den and Harare as locations to build dry ports is also being planned.
As a trade enabler in infrastructure like roads, rail and dry ports and with business units in 60 countries across the globe, DP World is a global logistics company that allows trade by assisting the entire supply chain. In the Middle East and Africa (Sub-Saharan region), it is operating in eight countries.