Imports and exports from Mozambique and SADC continue to rise in Mozambican ports

23 October 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 23 Oct – Imports and exports from Mozambique and the countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) via the ports of Mozambique continue to increase, said the chairman of management company Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique.

Rui Fonseca said that in 2008 the ports of Mozambique processed 12 million tonnes of cargo and added that “in the first three months of this year there was 16 percent growth against the same period of last year.”

The Mozambican ports serve SADC countries such as South Africa. Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo in importing and exporting various types of goods.

The growth seen appears to be the result of a number of investments made, namely teh reconstruction of the strategic Ressano Garcia railroad linking Maputo to South Africa and the Limpopo line, which links the ports of Maputo to Zimbabwe and Botswana.

Lareg investments are currently being made in the reconstruction of several railway lines, including the Machipanda and Sena lines, the latter linking the port of Beira to the coal region of Moatize, in Tete province. (macauhub)