Port News

Dredging to Port of Maputo access channel to start this year

The process to select the company to dredge the Maputo Port access channel is underway. The dredging of the channel from its current -11 meter vessel draft to allow for sailing vessels with drafts of up to 14.2 meters is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2015 after a contractor has been selected. […]

Port of Maputo will improve efficiency by 300%

MPDC (Maputo Port Development Company) has just commissioned two Liebherr mobile harbor cranes with a view of improving efficiency and productivity levels in cargo handling. The two LHM550 cranes have a 144-ton lift capacity and will allow an increase in productivity that can go up to 300%. The cranes, currently in production, will arrive at […]

Port of Maputo hosts 9th IOPL Conference & Exhibition

The Port of Maputo will host, on the 22nd and 23rd of January, the 9th Indian Ocean Ports & Logistics Conference and Exhibition at the Girassol Indy Congress Hotel & SPA. This international trade event designed to promote transportation and logistics in the Indian Ocean region, comprises two days of a world class exhibition and a […]

MPDC and CFM promote Opera Night to raise funds for the construction of a school for mentally challenged children

As part of a fundraiser for the construction of a school for CERCI, National Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of Maladjusted Citizens, a non-profit organization that operates a school for children and young adults with developmental disabilities, MPDC (Maputo Port Development Company) and CFM (Mozambique Ports and Railways National Company) promoted a gala Opera […]

First cruise of the season 2014/2015

MSC Opera, a cruise ship with a Length of 251 m (823 ft) and capacity to accommodate 1712 passengers in 856 cabins, has opened today, 18th November,   the cruise season 2014/2015.   Although short – it is a 10 hours visit to Maputo – the tourists have the opportunity to explore a bit of our downtown.    […]

Maintenance dredging at the Port of Maputo

Maintenance dredging to the Port of Maputo quays will begin on Friday, 24th October, using TNPA’s brand new dredging vessel Italeni. This campaign will ensure that all quays are returned to their designed depth and the dredger is expected to remove approximately 25,000cum of dredged material. The contract for the dredging was signed last month […]

Port of Maputo invests on mechanical sweeper trucks

The Port of Maputo has acquired two mechanical sweeper trucks for sweeping of the main road and operational areas of the port including the quayside. These sweeper trucks, that were acquired from the Dutch company Ravo, aim to replace the old trucks that were not suitable for this kind of operation. The Ravo trucks are […]

Port of Maputo is attending to SAIHC and IMO capacity building work program

The Port of Maputo is attending a capacity building work program led by the southern Africa and islands hydrographic commission (SAIHC) in partnership with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The course will give the participants an understanding of the requirements, principals and conduction of hydrographic surveying for national purposes. The course has duration of two […]

Biggest vessel ever to call the Port of Maputo

A large-scale vessel from the Mediterranean Shipping Company, called E.R. Yantian, arrived  on 1st October at the port of Maputo, this becoming the biggest vessel to ever call this port. This container vessel has 45000 gross tones, a capacity of 4300 TEUs and a length of 260.1 meters. The vessel is coming from the Port […]

Volunteer cleaning action to Katembe beach gathers almost 100 people

Under “Clean up the World” initiative, celebrated globally 19-21 September, MPDC has promoted a voluntary action of cleaning the beach of Guachene, in Katembe, on the morning of September 20. The cleaning took place from 8am to 12pm, covering an area of ​​roughly 1 km, from the ferryboat bridge to the Restaurant Diogo. The initiative has been developed […]