Port of Maputo prepares measures to mitigate economic and social impact of South Africa’s lockdown

Maputo, 27th March 2020: Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) has been engaging with all relevant stakeholders in order to monitor possible operation and business impacts. Measures announced by the Government of Mozambique led us to further adapting and adjusting our contingency plans, as the pandemic progresses day by day. The …

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Covid-19 update: passenger vessels cancelled and other measures

In result of the official positioning of the Government of Mozambique regarding the event of Covid-19, and the protocol of prophylactic measures adopted to prevent and fight the dissemination of the disease, aligned with similar measures adopted in other Ports of the Region and the World, All Passenger Vessel´s Calls from the 17th March and …

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Maintenance dredging works finished at the Port of Maputo

The maintenance dredging operations at the Port of Maputo and the access channels, to restore the depths created after the 2016 capital dredging campaign, have been concluded. Dredging Operations, led by Jan de Nul Dredging Ltd, began in mid-October 2019. Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Francesco di Giorgio and Water Injection Dredger Henri Pitot removed 1.5 …

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Dredgers for maintenance of Maputo Port access channel already in operation

They arrived on the 14th and 15th October and began operations on the 16th October. It is Francesco de Giorgio and Henri Pitot, the two dredgers belonging to Jan de Nul Dredging Ltd. that will perform maintenance dredging along the access channels. The dredging will focus on the Matola, Katembe, Polana, Xefina and Northern Channels …

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Simulators inaugurated at MPDC’s training center

The Port of Maputo has inaugurated 5 brand new simulators for all types of machine operations, including RTG, mobile and fixed crane, forklift, tractor, among many others. The simulators were inaugurated by the Minister of Transports and Communications, Carlos Mesquita, and are part of a complete training facility which also includes an artificial training hatch, …

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Publication of Audit Report on the reflief ship to Beira

A Port at the core of the logistics for Solidarity Following the terrible cyclone that devastated central Mozambique, causing more than 600 deaths and affecting more than 2 million people, the Port of Maputo became, for a week, the center of National Solidarity when commissioning a ship of humanitarian aid to Beira. This maritime Solidarity …

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Port of Maputo invests in operational equipment

Two new mobile harbour cranes have just joined MPDC’s operational fleet at Maputo Port. The objective of this new acquisition is to improve productivity, responding to the growing demand, especially regarding bulk minerals. “In addition to the two mobile harbour cranes, we have recently acquired 14 payloaders, 8 tractors, 8 forklifts and 2 rail excavators …

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