Port News

Maintenance dredging works finished at the Port of Maputo

The maintenance dredging operations at the Port of Maputo and the access channels, to restore the depths created after the 2016 capital dredging campaign, have been concluded. Dredging Operations, led by Jan de Nul Dredging Ltd, began in mid-October 2019. Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Francesco di Giorgio and Water Injection Dredger Henri Pitot removed 1.5 […]


Recently, we were alerted to the Coronavirus Outbreak in the region of China, Singapore, Philippines, etc. Coronavirus is a common type of virus that causes an infection in the nose, sinuses or upper throat. As a result, the Port of Maputo, in coordination with the Health Authorities, considers that it will be prudent to implement […]

Port of Maputo grows 8% in cargo handling

Maputo, 10th February 2020: The volumes handled by the Port of Maputo reached 21 million tons in 2019, breaking the 2018 record of 19.5 million tons. This 8% growth is mainly based on the chrome handling and a substantial growth in container handling and magnetite. Of the total volumes handled, chrome has been responsible for […]

Dredgers for maintenance of Maputo Port access channel already in operation

They arrived on the 14th and 15th October and began operations on the 16th October. It is Francesco de Giorgio and Henri Pitot, the two dredgers belonging to Jan de Nul Dredging Ltd. that will perform maintenance dredging along the access channels. The dredging will focus on the Matola, Katembe, Polana, Xefina and Northern Channels […]

Port of Maputo access channel maintenance soon to begin

Following the dredging of the Maputo Port access channel in 2016/2017 from -11 meters to -14.3 meters, the first maintenance dredging along the access channels will soon begin. The dredging will focus on the Matola, Katembe, Polana, Xefina and Northern Channels and will remove about 1.4 million cubic meters. The drafts of the quays of […]

Simulators inaugurated at MPDC’s training center

The Port of Maputo has inaugurated 5 brand new simulators for all types of machine operations, including RTG, mobile and fixed crane, forklift, tractor, among many others. The simulators were inaugurated by the Minister of Transports and Communications, Carlos Mesquita, and are part of a complete training facility which also includes an artificial training hatch, […]

Publication of Audit Report on the reflief ship to Beira

A Port at the core of the logistics for Solidarity Following the terrible cyclone that devastated central Mozambique, causing more than 600 deaths and affecting more than 2 million people, the Port of Maputo became, for a week, the center of National Solidarity when commissioning a ship of humanitarian aid to Beira. This maritime Solidarity […]

Port of Maputo invests in operational equipment

Two new mobile harbour cranes have just joined MPDC’s operational fleet at Maputo Port. The objective of this new acquisition is to improve productivity, responding to the growing demand, especially regarding bulk minerals. “In addition to the two mobile harbour cranes, we have recently acquired 14 payloaders, 8 tractors, 8 forklifts and 2 rail excavators […]

Port of Maputo sets another record in cargo handling

The volumes handled by the Port of Maputo reached 19.5 million tons in 2018, surpassing the record previously set in 2014 (19.3 million tons). This record also represents a growth of 7.14% compared to 2017 (the year in which 18.2 million tons of cargo was handled). These improved results since 2017 continue as a result […]

Project to clean Maputo beaches launched at Costa do Sol

PRAIA ZERO, a project funded by the Port of Maputo and Heineken, implemented by Cooperativa Ntumbuluku (an association for environmental education), and supported by the Municipality of Maputo, was launched in late December 2018. The beachfront of Maputo has a severe littering problem and the beach sands are full of broken glass. Lack of civism […]