Coal exports from Mozambique via port of Beira exceed 3 million tons

1 November 2013

Coal carried from the Mozambican province of Tete along the Sena railroad to the port of Beira has so far this year earned state rail and port management company Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM) US$52 million, the chief executive of CFM-Centro said.

Cândido Jone told daily newspaper Notícias that so far 3 million tons of coal had been transported, compared to 1.5 million tons in the same period of 2012. The coal carried along the line is produced by Brazilian group Vale and Anglo-Australian group Rio Tinto, as Indian group Jindal Steel and Power and Minas de Moatize transport their coal by road.

Coal exports from the port of Beira, which is managed by Cornelder de Moçambique, until last Tuesday involved 82 ships that carried the coal to the Asian, American and European markets and the terminal contains 5 million tons of coal ready for transport.

Gabriel Muthisse, an official from Cornelder de Moçambique, said that work underway to increase the capacity of the Sena railroad from 6.5 million tons to 20 million tons a year by February 215, as well as expanding the port of Beira to process up to 26 million tons of coal per year alone. (macauhub)