Port of Beira in Mozambique receives new dredging equipment

20 June 2012

The port of Beira in Mozambique’s Sofala province as of Wednesday will have a new tug and two launches to improve marine operations, specifically the boarding and landing of pilots as well as for entry and exit of ships, according to the Mozambican press.

The tug boat and the launches will allow dredging company Empresa Moçambicana de Dragagens (Emodraga) to control and dredge around 2.5 million cubic metres of sediment from the access channel into the port of Beira each year, as well as dredging mooring docks and manoeuvring basins.

The new equipment is part of the project to improve sea operations at the port of Beira, which is financed by the Mozambican government, in cooperation with the Danish government, to the value of 38.2 million euros.

The three vessels will be delivered Wednesday at the Macúti complex in Beira, owned by state port and rail company Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM). (macauhub)