Portugal’s Teixeira Duarte builds extension to iron and chromium terminal at Maputo port

8 March 2007

Maputo, Mozambique, 8 March – Portuguese construction company Teixeira Duarte has begun the second phase of construction of the loading and unloading iron and chromium terminal at Maputo port, according to a statement issued Wednesday in Maputo by the Port’s management company.

In a statement, the Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) said that construction of the new port facilities, costing over US$2.6 million and covering an area of 25,000 square meters, was due to be concluded in June.

In 2006, the terminal processed over 500,000 tons of iron and chromium, but with the extension it is expected to deal with over 1 million tons per year.

The first iron terminal for Maputo port was handed over less than two years ago and is now operating at close to its installed capacity.

MPDC said in its statement that the new facility would be of significant operational benefit for exporters and said it was satisfied with the growth of this business area. (macauhub)