Botswana Railway plans to add 160 open salt wagons to its fleet for ferrying bulk salt in Southern Africa.

Botswana Railway procurement manager Mogwena Mookodi told Engineering News Onlne that the extra wagons would be used to transport salt from Botswana Ash (Botash) through to the Durban harbour in South Africa.

From the Durban harbour the salt would be exported mainly to the UK, US and China.

Botash produces chemical grade salt and salt for human consumption as a by-product of ash.

Mookodi said that Botswana’s salt industry had been doing very well the last couple of years and predicted that the trend would continue going into the future.

PUBLICATION: Engineering News
AUTHOR: Loni Prinsloo
DATED: 26th February 2010