Port News

Port of Maputo now offers bunkering services

From the 1st of November, the Port of Maputo has started to offer bunkering services. The contract was signed on the 28th of October between the Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) and a joint venture headed by Petromoc Bunkering. The port is now able to provide fuel and oil, not only to ships calling the […]

Port of Maputo and Kudumba joins to promote the growth of the Maputo corridor

In the context of the current economic situation, Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) and Kudumba Investments Lda have together initiated actions that aims to reduce the costs of using the Maputo Transport Corridor increasing, thus, its regional competitiveness and helping to reduce costs to local consumers. This partnership includes the reduction of tariffs applied to […]

The times and tides are changing at the Port of Maputo

(article by Kemraj Mahabeer from Planning Department, MPDC) MPDC is reaping the rewards of the acquisition of the new Mobile Harbour Cranes with automatic tipplers.   The aim of this acquisition was to ensure the quick turnaround time of bulk export vessels. The fruits of this initiative materialized, and has now gone to a new level, […]

Dredging of Maputo Port shipping channel has begun

The dredging of the access channel to the Port of Maputo, from -11 meters, to accommodate vessels with a sailing draft of up to 14.2 meters on the tide, has initiated. The first of three dredgers mobilized by Jan de Nul Dredging Middle East FZE, the leading international dredging company that will be performing this […]

New Fire Station at the Port of Maputo

The Port of Maputo has recently established a new Fire Station within the Port boundaries. In partnership with the City of Maputo (SENSAP), the Port of Maputo built a new state of the art facility and a team from city of Maputo Fire Brigade is now operating from this base, servicing both the Port and […]

Another record for the Port of Maputo

The Port of Maputo continues to push boundaries and have set yet another record! On Tuesday afternoon, 15 March 2016, the Marine Team successfully piloted the biggest vessel to ever enter the Port. The Cape size vessel with 292m of length and 93.237t of gross weight, can load up to 80.000t of bulk cargo. The […]

Dredging of Maputo Port shipping channel to start in Mid-May

Maputo, 24 February, 2016: The dredging of the access channel to the Port of Maputo, from -11 meters, to accommodate vessels with a sailing draft of up to 14.2 meters on the tide, is estimated to begin in Mid-May and will be executed by Jan de Nul, a leading international dredging company, once an award […]

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 […]