New road access increases cargo processing capacity in port of Beira, Mozambique

15 December 2017

The container processing capacity of the port of Beira, Sofala province, Mozambique, has increased following the inauguration of a new access road with five lanes and option for two more, and in the future is to reach 700,000 tons per year, according to the the Mozambican press.

The terminal’s manager, Cornelder de Moçambique, invested US$6.2 million in both the construction of this new access road and increasing the capacity of the container yard, which will facilitate port movement during peak periods, on the day before ships are due to arrive, when truck movements are at their most intense.

Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Manuela Rebelo, who took part in the ceremony, said the government is aware of the ongoing developments in the port of Beira, and in 2016 started repairing National Road 6 that serves that port, as well as creating conditions for dredging of the access channel to begin in November.

Cornelder e Moçambique’s managing director Jan de Vries said his company is planning other investments to further increase the park’s capacity so that in the future it can handle containers up to a maximum of 700,000 TEU (twenty foot equivalent units) per year.

Cornelder de Moçambique is a public-private partnership between state-owned port and rail manager CFMand Cornelder Holdings, SGPS based in Rotterdam, which has been operating container and general cargo terminals in the port of Beira since 1998. (macauhub)