Port News

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 […]

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 […]