Port of Maputo, in Mozambique, repairs docks to increase processed cargo

16 March 2018

The cargo processing capacity in the Mozambican port of Maputo will increase by 1.5 million tons by December 2019 following repairs and modernisation of docks 6, 7, 8 and 9, already started by the contractor, said the project manager of the Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC).

Paulo Mata said that the repair and modernisation works of those docks had been awarded to Portuguese construction company Mota-Engil, under a contract costing US$64 million.

The project director, quoted by Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias, said that the works on dock number 9 will be the first to be completed, with the end scheduled for February 2019, and the work on docks 6, 7 and 8 will be completed in December of that year.

The port of Maputo processed 18.2 million tons of cargo in 2017, an increase of 22% compared to 14.9 million tons processed in 2016, following the deepening of the access channel, which was completed in January 2017.

The Maputo Port Development Company is a partnership between the state-owned Mozambican port and railway company CFM and Portus Indico, made up of Grindrod (South Africa), DP World (Dubai) and local company Moçambique Managers. (macauhub)