Port News

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 […]

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 […]