The Port of Maputo contains two main port areas.
There is one access channel from the open sea leading into Maputo Bay, the North Channel with a maximum depth of 14.4m (Canal do Norte). The channel passes to the North of Portuguese Island (Ilha dos Portugueses) and is well marked by light buoys.
The distance from the North Channel entrance at Buoy 1N to the Pilot Station at Buoy 6 is 25 miles. From the Pilot Station at Buoy 6 the Xefina, Polana and Matola Channels lead into the wharves and terminals.
|Location||Depth limits *|
|Xefina and Polana Channels||13.7m|
* All depths are below chart datum and the actual tide is to be added (max. 3,9 m and minimum 0,2 m). The tide table is published by INAHINA (Instituto Nacional de Hidrografia e Navegação). All navigational aids are provided and maintained by INAHINA.
The port offers most services required by ocean going ships but, for the moment, resources are limited. Ships requiring services should give their agent as much information and notice as possible in advance of arrival.
|Dry Dock and Repairs||Small drydock with maximum dimensions 80m X 12m;
The dock entrance sill is 3.6m below chart zero;
Mobile welding and repair services at all wharves;
|Ship Chandlers||Available, should be contacted via Ship Agents|
|Bunkering||Heavy Fuel Oil, Marine Diesel Oil, Gas Oil and Lub Oils available|
|Fresh Water||Available at most wharves and terminals|