Discusses the distribution network within the country from how products enter to final destination, including reliability and condition of distribution mechanisms, major distribution centers, ports, etc.
Last Published: 11/8/2017
Wholesale trade and distribution is concentrated in major towns around the country, including Lusaka, Kitwe, Ndola, Livingstone, Kasama, and Chipata.
Goods destined for Zambia arrive via South Africa (Durban, Port Elizabeth, and East London), Namibia (Walvis Bay), Mozambique (Beira and Nacala), and Tanzania (Dar es Salaam).  Durban, Walvis Bay and Dar es Salaam are the most commonly used sea ports.
Virtually all imports are transported by truck and enter Zambia primarily through Chirundu and Livingstone (on the Zimbabwean border), Kazungula (on the Botswana border), Nakonde (on the Tanzanian border), and Sesheke (on the Namibian border).
The Kasumbalesa border with DR Congo, Nakonde border with Tanzania, and Chanida border with Mozambique see a great deal of mining sector-related traffic.
Imports coming through Durban, Walvis Bay, and Dar es Salaam can take up to two weeks to reach Zambia, due primarily to delays at border crossings.

 

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