Mozambique: Dry dock at Beira port already repaired

31 March 2008

Beira, Mozambique, 31 March – The dry dock at the port of Beira, in central Mozambique, has been repaired, newspaper Mediafax reported Thursday citing the chairman of Beiranave, the company responsible for the city’s shipyards.

Felisberto Manuel told the newspaper that his company invested US$2.5 million in repairs and dragging the access channel for ships to the dry dock.

Beira’s dry dock was built in the 1960s and has lately been operating with a lot of difficulties as its main lock was not watertight.

Manuel also said that, although the dry dock could receive 100 ships per year, and it was necessary to think about its expansion, both to receive ships up to 200 metres long and to respond to the expected growth of the sector. (macauhub)