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Supporting Organizations:
The Ministry of Transport (MoT) is charged with the responsibility for development of the transport and meteorology and to ensure that the services provided in these sectors are efficient and meet the needs of the population. The Ministry was established in January 2011 from the then Ministry of Infrastructure Development. Since then the Ministry has focused attention at ensuring availability of adequate transport infrastructure, well maintained and safeguarded the environment against irresponsible infrastructure development as well as integrating all modes of transport in achieving a coherent vision for economic development.

The Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) is a statutory body established in both the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Zambia, by the TAZARA ACT of 1975, which was later amended by the TAZARA ACT of 1995. The governments of both Tanzania and Zambia are the joint and equal shareholders of TAZARA. Constructed and equipped with assistance of the Chinese government, the railway was built between 1970 and 1975 and began commercial operations on 14th July 1976. Covering a total distance of 1,860km from Dar es Salaam to New Kapiri Mposhi, TAZARA links the Southern Africa Regional transport network to Eastern Africa, Asia and the Far East through the seaport of Dar es Salaam. It connects landlocked Zambia to the seaport of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania through New Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia, which provides road and railway interconnectivity to the rest of southern Africa and other parts of Zambia, including the Copperbelt region and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Rail Working Group (RWG) is a not-for-profit association established at the request of UNIDROIT in 1996 to represent the interests of the rail industry in drafting, adopting and implementing what is now the 2007 Luxembourg Rail Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment. RWG's active involvement during the drafting of the Protocol ensured that the text now reflects the commercial realities of the rail industry. Today, the association continues to work actively with governments, industry bodies and the two sponsoring organizations, OTIF and UNIDROIT, as an influential member of the official Preparatory Commission setting up the structures and agreements needed to bring the Luxembourg Rail Protocol into operation.

Media Partners:
African Mining Brief is a bi-monthly magazine for the mining industry, incorporating quarrying, oil exploration and drilling; and other large scale extractive operations aimed at the discovery, extraction, storage, transport, sale and utilization of Africa's mineral wealth and resources. It boasts of a targeted, well-researched and insightful editorial content that offers readers and advertisers a unique interactive forum to exchange information and gain favorable insight into the entirety of the mining industry.

Specialist Freight Networks (SFN) is an International Group of Exclusive and non-Exclusive Specialist Freight Networks operating under one unifying umbrella. SFN's Networks link together elite independent small and medium sized Freight Forwarders, whom are united in their quest to find global, trusted, specialist agents. Experts in their respective fields, SFN Members are able to handle the requirements of global importers and exporters, in an efficient and professional manner.