New cargo terminal on the border between Mozambique and South Africa starts operating in December

18 June 2013

The new cargo terminal at the Ressano Garcia border between Mozambique and South Africa, which is due to start operating in December, will speed up the customs clearance process, said the managing director of Matola Cargo Terminal (Frigo).

To build this facility, the Mozambique Tributary Authority (ATM) signed a 15-year concession contract with a consortium made up of the Matola Cargo Terminal (Frigo), Matrix and Zambia Border Company (ZIP).

The concession contract was signed Friday in Ressano Garcia, some 90 kilometres from the Mozambican capital, Maputo, by the chairman of ATM, Rosário Fernandes, and by the managing director of Frigo, Filipe Franco.

Franco told Mozambican news agency AIM that the terminal will have a park for trucks bringing in or taking away goods, and service buildings to house official customs agents and State institutions such as the customs service and a number of ministerial services, such as health and agriculture.

The facility, which will cover an area of 33 hectares and is expected to be concluded and operation by December, will also include a leisure area, where people can wait during the customs clearance process. (macauhub)