Port News

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 […]

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.    […]