South Africa’s Transnet increases coal exports via Matola terminal in Mozambique four-fold

20 September 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 20 Sept – South African state rail company, Transnet, saw a four-fold increase to over 1 million tons of coal from Coal of Africa exported via the Matola terminal in Mozambique in the financial year ended in June, according to a South African newspaper.

The Argus newspaper reported that Coal of Africa had the right to export 3 million tons of coal per year via the Matola terminal after the company that holds the concession on the facility increased its processing capacity to 6 million tons per year.

The mining company produced 3.32 million tons of coal in the last financial year, as compared to 1.31 million tons a year before.

According to Argus, Transnet added 100 trucks to its transport operation along the Maputo corridor, and now operates with 850 coal trucks and has reduced the number of days that the operation takes from eight to four. (macauhub)