The National Oil Company of Malawi (Nocma) is yet to start receiving fuel from Nacala Port, which is considered to be the cheapest route so far.
In an interview on Wednesday, Nocma spokesperson Telephorus Chigwenembe said currently, the company is bringing most of its fuel through the ports of Beira, and Dar es Salaam.
But he said Nacala remains option three in the current contracts with suppliers.
“Nacala is very crucial to our business. Right now we cannot say how much fuel [in litres] we will be bringing into Malawi by rail but it will be significant volumes,” said Chigwenembe.
Speaking when inaugurating the Kachaso-Nkaya railway section on the Nacala Corridor, Minister of Transport and Public Works Jappie Mhango said the new railway section will go a long way to realise the aspirations of Malawians in transport and infrastructure development.
For Malawi, Nacala Corridor provides short access to the sea. The Corridor stretches from Chipata, Zambia passing through Liwonde in Malawi to the Indian Ocean.