Botswana Railways (BR) Freight Service is the country’s leading transport operator of bulk goods. BR’s strategically laid rail network, coupled with good relations has proved to be a reliable and cost effective mode of transport to use for moving bulk commodities that may be “operationally challenging” for transporting by road. Train What you need to know about moving bulk freight: There is a minimum weight (in tons) per wagon, the more you move the cheaper it gets. To avoid delays, it is important to move a full train which comprise of (35 – 40 wagons). This particularly applies to cross border trains. It is cheaper to move your commodities by rail over long distances; the rate per ton per kilometer is lower. It is safer and secure to move your goods by rail. A service plan is drawn based on customer requirements. In order for the plan to be drawn, the customer will have to supply us with required information such as tonnages to moved, origin and destination. Our Business Development department is available to advice on additional information that may be required. Botswana Railways aspires to provide total logistics solutions that are in line with customers’ changing needs and in accordance with global trends, therefore its commitment is to continuously look at ways of improving service delivery to its customers.