June 30 - BBC Chartering's heavy lift vessel BBC Ganges has shipped 17 locomotives from Houston, Texas to the Kenyan port of Mombasa for Rift Valley Railways (RVR).

Three of the 20 General Electric (GE) diesel locomotives - all of which were being upgraded in Illinois - had already been shipped to Mombasa. The trains are expected to double RVR's main line locomotive fleet, and substantially increase freight haulage capacity in Kenya and Uganda.

The locomotives, each of which weighed around 95 tonnes, were loaded and unloaded from BBC Ganges using the vessel's own two 250-tonne capacity cranes.