What are the operating hours of the Port of Maputo?
The Port of Maputo operates 365 days per year, 7 days per week and 24 hours per day.With regard to the hours for attending the public, the port operates from Monday to Friday from 8h00 to 16h00.
What is the depth of the access channel of the Portof Maputo?
The North Channel which serves as the access channel was initially designed for a depth of 9.5 meters. Today, due to the dredging works done in 2010/2011, the channel has a minimum depth of 12 meters and it now caters for Panamax ships.
What type of goods are mostly moved in the Port of Maputo?What are the existing terminals?
The Port of Maputo has various terminals which vary depending on the type of goods it handles, but a large portion is given to sub-concessionaires. The terminals which handle the largest volume of cargo are: ferrochrome terminal; the vehicle terminal (Grindrod); the container terminal (DP World); the sugar terminal (STAM);the coal terminal of Matola;the terminal of oils (Maputo Liquids) and thecitrine(FPT).The Port of Maputo also handles various bulfcargo, namely pipes, cement and wheat.
What type of tugs does the Port of Maputo have?
The Port of Maputo has two modern ASD tugs, each one with a capacity of 37 tonnes.
What type of cranes does the Port of Maputo have and what capacity does it have?
The Port of Maputo has two movable cranes for general cargo with a capacity of 40 to 60 tonnes. The Container Terminal has two fixed cranes for 40 ft containers and two movable cranes each with a capacity of 100 tonnes.
What are the regular shipping lines which use the Port?
There are various shipping lines which call at the Port of Maputo. These are the most frequent: MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Lines); MOL (Mitsui O.S.K. Lines); CMA-CGM/Delmas Shipping Line; Mac/GAL; PIL; United Feeder Line; Canada States Africa Line; Ignazio Messina; Maersk/Safmarine; and Ocean Africa Container Lines.
What is the MPDC (Maputo Port Development Company – Companhia de Desenvolvimento do Porto de Maputo), known as Port Maputo?
The Maputo Port Development Company (Port Maputo) is a national private company from the partnership betweenCaminhos de Ferro de Moçambique, Grindrodand DP World. On 15 April 2003 Port Maputo was given the concession for the Maputo Port for a period of 15 years, with an option to renew for a further 15 years. In June 2010 the concession period was extended for a further 15 years, with an option to extend it for a further 10 years for any operations after 2033.
Port Maputo has the rights of finance, rehabilitation, building, operations, management, maintenance, development and upgrade of the whole concession area. The company also has rights of Port Authority and is responsible for maritime, stevedoring and towage operations, operations in the terminals and the warehouses, as well as the planning and development of the harbour.
May I visit the Maputo Port?
An individual may not visit the Maputo Port due to personal and operational security reasons and compliance with theISPScode. However, the Port organizes visits with commercial or educational focus and to partake, the visitor’s form must be completed or an email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
What security proceedings must be complied with in the Port of Maputo?
Pedestrians and vehicles authorized to enter the Maputo Port must comply with various security norms and procedures for the protection of everybody in the Port. Pedestrians may only circulate in the authorized areas always displaying a visible identity badge. Vehicles may only circulate at 30 km/hour. All the signs in the harbour must be respected and safety equipment must be worn in the area of operations.
How can I import/export goods through the Port of Maputo?
The import and export of goods is dealt with directly through shipping agents. For more information on the shipping agents who operate in Mozambique, you may contact us by e-mail to email@example.com