Dangote plans rail systems, Nigeria

Dangote plans rail systems, Nigeria
Published: 13 October 2011

The Dangote Group says it will soon construct rail lines to connect all its cement factories to the national rail system to reduce cost of transporting its products.

The Managing Director of Dangote Cement Terminal in Lagos, Mr Akin Adesokan disclosed this while conducting distributors around Dangote Cement Factory in Ibese in Ogun.

He said that the rail lines were necessary because the cost of transporting bulk cement was still a challenge.

Adesokan said that Dangote would also establish freight system to boost export of its products to countries in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

He added that the Dangote group had invested heavily on haulage with the purchase of over 2000 trucks to distribute cement to the various depots in the country.