The Role of Tanzania Central Railway Line in Promoting Cargo Transportation

Nkya, Elinikunda Andrew (2015) The Role of Tanzania Central Railway Line in Promoting Cargo Transportation. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study conducted to examine the role of central railway line in promoting cargo transportation in Tanzania. The emphasis was placed particularly on the volume of cargo transported for five years aiming to comprehend transportation needs, limiting challenges facing railway transportation and promote cargo transportation. To achieve this descriptive method of data analysis with secondary and primary data were used to reveal the level of cargo transportation in central railway. Findings from the study indicated that there is a high need for cargo transport by central railway line as it showed that only forty five percent of all cargo was transported. It was also found that there are many challenges affecting railway transport including difficulties in getting train engines which are compatible with technology, infrastructure in-capacity and ability of most railway bridges to pass heavy cargo is low. Despite of these challenges in operations, it realized that, central railway line was able to transport a total of 1.066 million tons of cargo volume in past five years (2010 – 2014). Based on the findings, it is recommended that in order to overcome the problem in promoting cargo transportation, TRL should make a plan to rebuild existing engines and purchase new engines. Engineers should receive regular training on new technology in order to meet standards. TRL should also make complete repairs of the rail road and bridges as well as develop a plan that lay down strategies to overcome competition from road trucks, including proper marketing of TRL cargo transport services. Key Words: Transportation, Railway line, Cargo Promotion, Tanzania.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:26
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:26
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1344

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