On 29nd of April 2020 the container terminal, sub-concessioned to DP World Maputo, welcomed the largest vessel ever to the Port of Maputo, the SANTA CATARINA. Operated by Maersk shipping Line, besides being the largest in length (with 299.9 meters) and beam (42.92 meters) ever to call the Port of Maputo, it also set a new record for the highest TEU per single vessel interchange of 3’310 TEU.
The performance further underlines DP World Maputo’s offering as a World Class gateway for the Southern Africa market. Through the terminal’s Fixed Berthing Window program and available berth capacity, no vessel waiting time is consistently achieved. This in turn translates to maximum schedule reliability for Importers and Exporters.
Since completing the first phase of completely redeveloping the terminal, which now offers superior solutions for transit cargoes from the hinterland in 2018, the terminal throughput has been growing exponentially. The 2019 volumes grew 53% vs 2018, as more and more hinterland exporters/importers are reaping the benefits from the exceptional supply chain solution via the Maputo corridor.