Construction work of the truck terminal of the port of Beira, the capital of Mozambique’s Sofala province, is due to be completed next September, said an official of the management company Cornelder de Moçambique.
Cornelder de Moçambique is a public-private partnership between state port and rail company CFM and Cornelder Holdings, SGPS based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, which since 1998 has managed the container and general cargo terminals at the port of Beira.
According to daily newspaper Notícias, the Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications, Manuela Rebelo, said the new terminal, costing 225 million meticais (US$5.8 million dollars), would reduce the length of stay of trucks at the port because the entire process will be dealt with in the same place.
Currently, according to the port authorities, truckers are looking for customs services in one place, when other services can only be dealt with somewhere else, which delays customs clearance and unloading of goods.
Besides the park, Rebelo also visited the work to expand access roads to the port of Beira, completion of which will eliminate a chronic truck congestion problem. (macauhub/MZ)