Nacala, Mozambique, receives ships from French group CMA CGM

12 January 2016

The port of Nacala in northern Mozambique, will be a port of call every two weeks for ships of French group CMA CGM, according to information released Monday by the group.

Nacala will start receiving vessels operating the so-called Swahili Express Service, a group of six vessels capable of carrying up to 2800 TEU that link the Indian subcontinent and the region of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman and the eastern Africa region.

The ships follow a route that takes them to dock successively in the ports of Nhava Sheva, Khor Fakkan, Jebel Ali, Longoni, Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar, Nacala and Port Victoria and then back to Nhava Sheva.

The first ship to stop off in Nacala will be the Kumasi, which should reach that deep-water port in northern Mozambique on 20 January.

The CMA GGM group is a shipping and container transport company with a fleet of 170 ships calling at 400 ports in 150 countries. (macauhub/MZ)