Port of Nacala in Mozambique expected to handle 1.5 million tons of cargo in 2013

6 September 2013

The cargo handled at the port of Nacala, in the Mozambican province of Nampula, is expected to total 1.5 million tons this year, after totalling 1.3 million tons in 2012, according to figures published in Maputo by the port’s management company Portos do Norte.

Figures published by the company, which has managed the port since last March, showed that by the end of July the port had handled 1 million tons of cargo, which was an increase of 42.8 percent compared to the 700,000 tons registered in the same period of 2012.

The figures were published moments after an agreement was signed by Portos do Norte (PN) Portugal’s Administração dos Portos do Douro e Leixões (APDL), which included training for workers at the Mozambican port.

Emílio Dias, the chairman of the board of the Portuguese port of Leixões, said that his port had one of the biggest port training centre in Portugal and that in the last few years it had trained at least 10,000 people from Portuguese-speaking African Countries (PALOP).

He said that the first group of Portuguese technicians was due to arrive in Nacala Monday to provide training in IT management. (macauhub)