The port of Nacala, in Mozambique’s Nampula province, as of 15 March will be managed by a Mozambican-owned company called Portos do Norte, following the conclusion of negotiations with the current concession holder, Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported.
The chief executive of Portos do Norte, Fernando Amado Couto, said that final preparations were being made with the current concession holder, the Northern development Corridor (CDN), to meet the established deadline for transfer of management of the most important port in the north of the country.
Couto said that the new company planned to improve the efficiency of services and had acquired equipment to handle containers and drawn up a plan to improve movement of trucks within the port area and along roads that access the port.
Also according to the CEO of Portos do Norte, the company has hired a Sri Lankan firm for two years to ensure maintenance of port equipment, given the insufficient qualified Mozambican staff to carry out this work. (macauhub)