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Port of Maputo unveils rehabilitated berths

27th May 2022

By: Irma Venter

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

     

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Mozambican President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi in May inaugurated 1 058 m of rehabilitated berthing area – comprising berths 6, 7, 8 and 9 – at the Port of Maputo.

The berths, rehabilitated, expanded and dredged to depths of up to 16 m, are now fully operational, allowing the port to receive and load an increasing number of bigger vessels (Capesize).

In his inaugural speech, Nyusi noted that an increase in shipments would mean more revenue and income for Mozambicans.

“These berths are a fundamental pillar for implementing the masterplan launched in 2010, approved by the government of Mozambique,” added Maputo Port Development Company CEO Osório Lucas.

“They are also the foundation of the new masterplan that we presented publicly yesterday.”

Plans for the port include the construction of a new berth for bulk cargo; the creation of a food terminal (grains, sugar, vegetable oils, molasses); the expansion of the container terminal; the expansion of the intermodal container terminal; and the expansion of Grindrod’s TCM (drybulk) capacity to 12-million tons a year.

Lucas emphasised that it is essential to align investment throughout the corridor.

“We will continue to work with CFM (Mozambique’s State-owned ports and railways company) and Transnet to achieve a better balance between road and rail freight, promoting an integrated development that will further enhance the corridor’s growth.”

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

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