Here are some recent pictures from North Sudan and some from
South Sudan. Ed Turvey , from RC Truxfords Exports, took those pictures
Sudan, the big waste!
The transport market collapsed there last year after the
government allowed free import of used trucks. Overcapacity caused a
fall in rates and the UN moved aid cargo to Mombassa after disputes
with the Sudanese government.
In South Sudan the roads are starting to be developed, but the new
South Sudan ministers are already stealing funds that where put in
place, most of them have new apartments in Khartoum or Dubai...
The road transport market is strong at the moment with Kenyan and
Ugandan trucks doing the work. The large majority of trucks sold in
Kenya are Actros and Renault.
The WFP (World Food Program) has dropped 3-4 flights a week to Rumbeck
because it can now use trucks for delivery.
In the North it’s a bit of a crisis with too many Sudanese and
Arab investors in 2005 bringing 3000-4000 trucks into the market and
the government not taking control ie; Operator Licensing.
The rate for Port Sudan to Khartoum was in early 2005 for one way 2500
usd , there was a 3- 4 week wait to shift cargo from the port , there
were only 230 actual transport companies in the biggest country in
Africa. There is now 2500 transporters not including private small
The rate has fallen to 1300usd if your lucky to get cargo. The banks
are calling in all the loans and the Directors are facing Jail or
escape to Europe!!!
A new road has been under construction from Port Sudan to Egypt this
will be finish in August, they say, when its open there will be some
relief for transporters who will get new international transit loads to
and from Egypt .There is a ferry service from Aquaba Jordan to Hurgarda
Egypt, so some overlands may become possible.
Here is a link to a very detailed
time for you to discover the pictures and we look to read your feedback!