Indian Ocean Ports under discussion in Beira, Mozambique

5 February 2013

The 7th edition of the Indian Ocean Ports and Logistics Conference is due to take place on 27 and 28 February and will be held for the first time in Mozambique, Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias reported.

The conference is organised every year by Transport Events, a company with headquarters in Malaysia, and is aimed at sector professionals. The seventh edition will be attended by over 250 national and international exhibitors from Africa, Asia and Europe.

Félix Machado, director of the Marketing and Sales Department of Cornelder Mozambique, the company that operates terminals at the port of Beira, said that during the conference, as well as promoting Mozambique’s development corridors, namely those of Nacala, Beira and Maputo it would highlight the importance of intermodal transport as well as its influence on the Southern Africa region.

According to the company current and future critical aspects of Indian Ocean ports will be analysed along with processes to improve intermodal transport and the search for logistics solutions in regional development corridors.

Companies such as Cornelder Mozambique, port and rail manager Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM), the Port of Maputo, the Mauritius Port Authority, the Walvis Bay Development Corridor, from Namibia, representatives from Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Germany and Hong Kong will speak about their experiences, challenges and investments needed to develop the global logistics system based on growing global demand.

The event will also exhibit equipment, technology and port products, innovation and information for deals and partnerships, serving as a platform for product launches, boosting brands, sales and business relationships. (macauhub)