The 480-km Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), a mega project under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative linking the largest port in East Africa to Kenya's capital, was built by China Road and Bridge Corporation and officially opened to traffic in 2017.
There are 17 freight trains transporting bulk cargo in a seamless and safe manner on a daily basis.
Terminal handlers say that the SGR has become the main player in the movement of goods from Kenya's port of Mombasa to the hinterland, as it provides logisticians the most practical way of moving goods in large volumes.
The SGR has helped the port of Mombasa to become a regional shipping hub.
Official data show that over the past five years, the freight trains have moved an estimated 20 million tons of bulk cargo.
Produced by Xinhua Global Service