446,000 litres of fuel arrive in Blantyre – The Times Group

446,000 litres of fuel arrive in Blantyre

Post was last updated: September 19, 2023

Expectations are high that 446,000 litres of fuel that have arrived in Blantyre on Monday will ease supply challenges.

The batch, belonging to Petroleum Importers Limited (PIL), arrived from the port of Nacala through rail.

In an interview, PIL General Manger Martin Msimuko said, apart from the shipment which was offloaded Monday at Makata, they were expecting another 255,000 litres to arrive in the country within the week.

Msimuko said they are also loading another 700,000 litres of diesel through the same port of Nacala.

“We are also in the process of loading close to 3 million litres of petrol to come by trucks from the ports of Beira and Dar es Salaam. We have engaged our banks to support us with foreign currency so that we can have adequate supplies in the country,” Msimuko added.

Malawi has been struggling with fuel shortages since late last year due to the corresponding shortage of foreign exchange.

The development has negatively affected operations of players in different sectors of the economy including construction and manufacturing.

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