Port News

CEO Message for the 11th Anniversary of the Port of Maputo

Today marks one more year of the concession of the Port of Maputo to MPDC – Maputo Port Development Company. It is eleven years of many challenges but also many exciting achievements. This could be just another year, but it is not. During the past year we have witnessed a massive investment in infrastructure, equipment […]

IV Annual Port of Maputo Conference taking place in May

The 4th edition of the Port of Maputo Annual Conference is confirmed to take place on the 15th of May at the Girassol Congress Hotel & SPA. This year’s theme will focus on “Ports & Railways: a strategic partnership for a sustainable growth”. In 2011 the Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) had, for the first […]

Italian navy campaign “A country on the move” in the Port of Maputo

The Port of Maputo has received a mission of the Italian Navy promoting some of the most important industrial sectors in Italy, mainly related to military, marine and furniture and decoration industry, in a campaign that will pass through 20 countries in the Persian Gulf region and Africa . Aboard an aircraft carrier, the “Cavour”, […]

The port of Maputo sets new record in cargo handling

The Port of Maputo again reached a record volume of cargo handled for 2013 exceeding the 17 million tons. In 2012, the Port had reached the 15 million tons, the highest ever achieved in the history of the port. With this new record, the port is on track to meet the target set out in […]

New tug Bulani inaugurated by Minister of Transports and Communications

Bulani, the new tug specially built for the Port of Maputo’s maritime operations, was inaugurated by the Minister of Transports and Communications, Mr. Gabriel Muthisse, on the 13th of December. The inauguration was the closing event on the agenda of the Minister’s first working visit to the Port of Maputo. Bulani has a bollard pull […]

DP World Maputo chosen as export centre for South African pulp and paper giant

 In a major show of confidence in DP World Maputo, South African-based global paper and dissolving wood pulp (DWP) manufacturer Sappi has chosen to ship some of its products through the DP World container terminal in the Port of Maputo. Under an agreement signed with DP World Maputo, Sappi Southern Africa will route all dissolving […]

MPDC launches book about the history of the Port of Maputo

“From the Gorjão Quay to the Future – 110 Years of the Port of Maputo” is the title of the book launched by MPDC last week at the Port Authority, in the Port of Maputo. The book, which transports us to the origins of the Port and travels through the stories of the development of the port in […]

New bulk shed inaugurated

On the 6th of December 2013 the Port of Maputo inaugurated a new bulk shed that will be used to accommodate the export of rock-phosphate. This infrastructure of 4,000 m2 with a throughput capacity of 500 000 tons per annum, had as Consultant Company Royal Haskoning DHV and as contractor companies Agro Alfa, Mota-Engil and ACEL. […]

The first summer visit

The AMADEA, a cruise with 190 meters in length and capacity for 624 passengers, opened the cruise season 2013/2014. Although short – the visit lasted for only10 hours in our port-the tourists had the opportunity to explore a bit of our downtown. This was the first visit of the summer and the official opening of […]