• Short Summary

    ZAMBIA IS TO LOOK INTO THE IDEA OF AIRLIFTING HER COPPER EXPORTS TO DAR-ES-SALAAM, TANZANIA, AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO SENDING THEM BY RAIL THROUGH REBEL RHODESIA.

  • Description

    ZAMBIA IS TO LOOK INTO THE IDEA OF AIRLIFTING HER COPPER EXPORTS TO DAR-ES-SALAAM, TANZANIA, AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO SENDING THEM BY RAIL THROUGH REBEL RHODESIA. A TEST SHIPMENT BY THE LAND-LOCKED COUNTRY'S TWO BIGGEST COPPER-PRODUCERS AND LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION WILL BE MADE WITHIN THE NEXT MONTH.

    AT PRESENT, ZAMBIA SENDS THE COPPER, HER BIGGEST EXPORT-EARNER, THROUGH RHODESIA TO THE MOZAMBIQUE PORTS OF BEIRA AND LOURENCO MARQUES. THERE HAVE BEEN NO REPORTS OF INTERFERENCE WITH THIS ROUTE SINCE RHODESIA SEIZED INDEPENDENCE LAST WEEK, BUT THE COPPER COMPANIES DECIDED SOME TIME AGO TO EXPERIMENT WITH AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE.

    THE HERCULES CHOSEN FOR THE TEST FLIGHT WILL FLY A 25-TON PAYLOAD 1,000 MILES (1600 KMS) FROM NDOLA TO DAR-ES-SALAAM FOR EXPORT AND RETURN WITH OTHER FREIGHT. LOCKHEED ESTIMATED THAT A SINGLE HERCULES CAN CARRY ABOUT 20,000 TONS OF COPPER A YEAR. THIRTY OF THE FREIGHTERS WOULD BE NEED TO AIRLIFT THE ENTIRE CURRENT ANNUAL PRODUCTION FOR EXPORT - ABOUT 600,000 TONS.

    (MEANWHILE, NEGOTIATIONS ARE CONTINUING ON THE POSSIBILITY OF ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE; A RAIL LINK BETWEEN ZAMBIA AND TANZANIA. BUT AT THE MOMENT, THEY HAVE NOT GOT BEYOND THE STAGE OF FINANCIAL DISCUSSIONS.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5RQTCN6PYSHKSPV57X0L8HDQB
    Media URN:
    VLVA5RQTCN6PYSHKSPV57X0L8HDQB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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