The CDN (Northern Development Corridor) and CEAR (The Central East African railways Company PLC) are two companies operating in the Nacala Corridor where Vale and Mitsui are ultimate shareholders in all concessionaires of the Nacala Corridor.
CDN – is a joint-stock company constituted and registered in Mozambique, which aims for the management and commercial exploration of railway and port in the northern region of Mozambique in an integrated manner.
CEAR – The Central East African Railways Company PLC. is a Malawian registered company and forms part of the Nacala Railway Logistics Corridor which spans a length of 807 kilometers from Blantyre to Nacala, 988 kilometers from Kanengo (Lilongwe) to Nacala and 1150 kilometers from Chipata (Eastern Zambia) to Nacala.
CDN and CEAR jointly are operating the railway through Nacala corridor which spreads between the northern region of Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia creating an efficient and cost effective. Nacala corridor integrated service spans a length of 807 kilometers from Blantyre to Nacala, 988 kilometers from Kanengo (Lilongwe) to Nacala and 1150 kilometers from Chipata (Zambia)