Mozambican state port and rail manager Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM) in 2013 posted a year-on-year increase of 18.3 percent in the amount of cargo handled in the port sector and of 21.2 percent in the rail segment, according to figures cited by Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.
The figures, which were published in Beira at a directors’ meeting, showed that in 2013 the terminals managed by CFM handled 9,745 tons of cargo each day or 3.5 million tons per year, which was a rise of 16.9 percent year on year and accounted for 32 percent of all cargo handled in the country’s ports.
In the rail segment CFM handled 3.083 million tons compared to 25.51 million tons the previous year.
In 2013 2,353 ships moored in Mozambique, which was a real increase of 135 units, and the overall amount of cargo handled totalled 30.433 million tons against 25.725 million tons in 2012.
For 2014 the company’s challenges include conclusion of the railway between Moatize and Nacala, via Malawi, and repairing and building new facilities at the port of Nacala, the project for the new oil and gas terminal at the port of Palma and conclusion of work that will allow the Sena railroad to increase its capacity from 6.5 million tons to 20 million tons per year. (macauhub/MZ)