Port News

MPDC shows volume growth of 22% in 2017

The volume handled by the Port of Maputo has grown 22% in 2017, with 18.2 million tonnes of cargo handled last year against 14.9 million tonnes handled in 2016. This result was positively affected by the dredging of the access channel to the Port of Maputo, completed in January 2017. Before dredging, with the channel […]

Almost 2 tons of food raised at MPDC sports event

MPDC invited its business partners for a sports event on the 9th December, with the purpose of raising food, clothes, toys and school materials for deprived communities in Maputo. The event gathered more than 400 participants which contributed with almost two tons of food only, not mentioning other donated goods. The “token” of entry for […]

MPDC receives tribute at MOZEFO Gala

MPDC has received a tribute on the Mozambican Economic and Social Forum (MOZEFO) Gala for its role on the economic growth of Mozambique. According to the organizers of MOZEFO, a forum that has per objective “motivate the economic growth a accelerated, inclusive and sustainable manner for all Mozambicans”, MPDC was distinguished for the transformations it […]

MPDC receives award of Biggest Investor in Infrastructure

On the 28th of August, at the official inauguration cerimony of FACIM (International Fair of Mozambique), MPDC received an award for being the Biggest Investor in the Infrastructure area in Mozambique during the period 2012-2016. The award was attributed by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and given by the Minister of Transports and Communications, […]

Port of Maputo is already reaping of fruits of deepening dredging

The first vessel to load almost 90,000 tons in the entire history of the port, leaving with a draft of 11.40 meters, departed on Thursday, December 1st. The MV Mineral Belgium, 289 meters long and 45 meters wide, is also the vessel with the most hatches to ever have docked in the port (a total […]

Port of Maputo now offers bunkering services

From the 1st of November, the Port of Maputo has started to offer bunkering services. The contract was signed on the 28th of October between the Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) and a joint venture headed by Petromoc Bunkering. The port is now able to provide fuel and oil, not only to ships calling the […]

Port of Maputo and Kudumba joins to promote the growth of the Maputo corridor

In the context of the current economic situation, Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) and Kudumba Investments Lda have together initiated actions that aims to reduce the costs of using the Maputo Transport Corridor increasing, thus, its regional competitiveness and helping to reduce costs to local consumers. This partnership includes the reduction of tariffs applied to […]

The times and tides are changing at the Port of Maputo

(article by Kemraj Mahabeer from Planning Department, MPDC) MPDC is reaping the rewards of the acquisition of the new Mobile Harbour Cranes with automatic tipplers.   The aim of this acquisition was to ensure the quick turnaround time of bulk export vessels. The fruits of this initiative materialized, and has now gone to a new level, […]

Dredging of Maputo Port shipping channel has begun

The dredging of the access channel to the Port of Maputo, from -11 meters, to accommodate vessels with a sailing draft of up to 14.2 meters on the tide, has initiated. The first of three dredgers mobilized by Jan de Nul Dredging Middle East FZE, the leading international dredging company that will be performing this […]