Portugal’s Mota-Engil provides link by lake between Mozambique and Malawi

12 September 2013

Management of the “Chambo” ship that provides a link by lake between Mozambique and Malawi, has been handed over to two companies owned by Portuguese group Mota-Engil, Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias reported Wednesday.

The “Chambo” ship, which was recently bought by the Mozambican government, is due to start operating “in the next two months,” linking the communities that live on both sides of lake Nyassa (also known as Lake Malawi), and is managed by Emocil – Empresa Moçambicana de Construção e Promoção Imobiliária and the Malawi Shipping Company.

In 2010 the Malawian government gave the Malawi Shipping Company a 35-year concession on shipping services on the lake and, this year, also handed over management of the main ports on the lake to the Malawi Ports Company, which is also a subsidiary of Mota-Engil.

The “Chambo”, the largest Mozambican ship operating on Lake Nyassa, was built in Portugal and has capacity for 100 passengers and two vehicles. (macauhub)