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Lake Shipping Privatisation, Eastern Africa

Lake Shipping Privatisation, Eastern Africa

We were appointed by the Commonwealth Secretariat to assess privatisation of services operated by Tanzania Railways Corporation on Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika. These former a major inland shipping resource for Africa.

Although the Lake context is different to the maritime one, many of the issues for development of services were common. For example, with respect to transit traffic, Lake transport was only one cog in the intermodal transport chain. Container cranes were already in place at the main ports, and it might just be a matter of time before vessels designed for container transport were introduced.

Fisher Associates role included management of the study, review of shipping markets, a financial review, and assessment the options for and viability of privatisation. (1997)

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