About Us

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About Us

Central East African Railways (CEAR), jointly with its Mozambican sister company, Corridor Desenvolvimento Do Norte (CDN), runs a concession to manage and operate the Nacala Railway Corridor. The concession that began in 1999 has recently been renewed to run up to 2045.

The Nacala corridor spans a length of 807 kilometers from Blantyre to Nacala, 988 kilometers from Kanengo (Lilongwe) to Nacala and 1150 kilometers from Chipata (Zambia). Jointly owned by a Brazilian mining and logistics giant, Vale, Mitsui of Japan and the Mozambican Railway Port Company, Caminhos de Ferro de Mozambique (CFM) as the main shareholders, CEAR and CDN are the only railway transport service provider on the Nacala Railway Corridor.

Our History

In May 1999, a consortium led by RDC was awarded the concession for Malawi's railway, a network extending from the Zambian border in the West to connections with Mozambique's Nacala Corridor to the East and Mozambique's Beira corridor to the South (the Beira corridor has been closed since the mid 1980's as a result of Mozambique's civil war). Principal markets served are the capital city of Lilongwe and the main economic center of Blantyre.

The consortium Corredor de Desenvolvimento do Norte ("CDN") included RDC, ERL (Bermuda), MANICA (Mozambique), Mozambican private investors and CFM (Moza...

Our Goals

The main objective of CEAR is to deliver high-quality rail services with efficiency and safety in all infrastructure and concessions granted to the company, therefore effectively serving the national and regional markets. In addition, the company will work to upgrade its entire infrastructure, as well as their management model, in order to ensure the improvement of service and.

The ultimate goal is to improve the rail traffic, expanding and modernizing the existing fleet, with particular attention to operational safety, ensuring the safety of employees, passengers and equipment.


Our Mission

To serve as a lever to the economic development for Malawi, North and East of Mozambique and Eastern Zambia at cost effective and efficient manner.

Our Vision

To provide transportation needs of the region with efficiency and on a competitive basis. To enhance economic productivity in the region.

Our Values

    • Value life: health, safety, welfare.
    • Care for the environment and communities: respect for the environment and cultural diversity.
    • Being ethical: transparency, accountability, integrity, honesty, compliance, fairness and authenticity.
    • Continually improve professionalism, commitment and rational use of resources.
    • Valuing employee: recognition, development, challenging and inspiring environment