Lack of safety at Mozambique’s ports raises final price of goods and services

14 January 2016

The lack of safety in Mozambique’s rail and port system has a negative impact that is directly reflected in the final price of products and services, the Mozambican Minister of Transport and Communications said in Beira.

“The lack of safety could affect shipping companies as well as insurance premiums of goods and, in the event of disaster, may result in loss of life and infrastructure,” said Carlos Mesquita, who was speaking at a session of the security committee of the port of Beira.

The minister also said that a solution to the issue required coordinated action between the government, exporters and other stakeholders to ensure the movement of cargo, circulation and parking of vehicles and the evacuation of injured workers.

Cited by Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias, the minister announced that the parking lot that stet port and rail company CFM was building to receive the 600 trucks that arrive at the port every day was almost complete. (macauhub/MZ)