Exports of Mozambican iron ore to India due to begin

12 October 2011

Nampula, Mozambique, 12 Oct – Iron ore mined in Iapala,, in Mozambique’s Nampula province, is due to start being exported to India via the port of Nacala, which next Friday will take delivery of the first 25,000 tons, the port’s chief executive, Agostinho Langa said.

Ore mining in Iapala, around 100 kilometres from the provincial capital of Nampula, is the responsibility of Damodar Ferro, a company in the Damodar Mangalji group, based in Panjim, Goa, which has a mining license granted by the Mozambican government.

Langa said that distribution of the ore via the port of Nacala was a benefit for the port facility as it would contribute to its revenues and the amount of cargo handled there.

He added that the port also expected, over the next two months, to handle 35,000 tons of cement that would be forwarded to Malawi, and that this cargo had also not been taken into account for this year. (macauhub)