Port News

MPDC trains staff in fire fighting

MPDC has started the year training its staff in fire fighting techniques. From the initial 150 proposed, 96 people from different areas and departments have already received training, but the objective is to train all staff to be able to efficiently prevent and fight potential fires in the port. Last year MPDC started a series […]

World’s largest floating book fair is coming to Maputo

Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating book fair, will soon make her first ever visit to Mozambique. As her tour of Africa begins, Maputo will be the only stop in Mozambique. Doulos, former sister ship of Logo’s Hope visited Mozambique  in 2005, where nearly 21,500 visitors were welcomed up the gangway. Now Logos Hope – newer, […]

Shipping Lines Association created in Mozambique

Associação das Linhas de Navegação (ALN) is formed by the five major Shipping Lines calling with a regular Liner Service the ports to Mozambique (CMA/CGM, I.Messina, Maersk/Safmarine, MSC, PIL) and is the heir of the “Mozambique Shipping Lines Forum” (MoSLF) which was fruitfully operated from October 2010 to promote with the Mozambique Maritime Authorities, Terminal […]

Maputo car terminal more competitive

(Source: www.iol.co.za) The port of Maputo in Mozambique has reduced its tariffs, which has made Grindrod’s car terminal more competitive when compared with South African ports. Grindrod’s car terminal in Maputo is a competitor to Transnet’s car terminal facilities in Durban and Port Elizabeth. Alan Olivier, the chief executive of Grindrod, said last week that Maputo […]

New cranes have already arrived and are currently being assembled

The two Liebherr mobile harbour cranes, LHM550, ordered by MPDC in the beginning of 2015 have already arrived at the Port of Maputo and are currently being assembled. It took around eight months for the cranes to be produced and adapted to the Port of Maputo’s operational needs and they have a lift capacity of […]

MPDC promotes First-Aid training for all employees

The first of many first-aid training that are being given to MPDC employees has just finished. The aim is to provide all staff with general knowledge on how to deal and assist in case of an incident/accident not only at the work place, but also at home and in the communities where they live. This […]

Maputo Development Corridor region’s most successful?

The Maputo Development Corridor (MDC) in southern Mozambique has been highlighted in an African Development Bank (AfDB) report as the “most successful regional interconnection initiative in sub-Saharan Africa”. In its African Economic Outlook – 2015 report, the AfDB commented: “The MDC, as one of the first initiatives of this kind in sub-Saharan Africa, is nowadays […]

Port of Maputo offers school desks in Chokwe

MPDC, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Human Development (MINEDH), offered on May 7, 150 desks to the Primary School 5º Bairro in Chokwe, Gaza province. The 150 double-seater school desks are part of a batch of 2,000 desks offered by MPDC and other partners of the port to MINEDH, in order to […]