International transport groups position themselves in northern Mozambique

10 January 2019

Dutch group Mammoet has organised a fleet of specialised vehicles that will be stationed in Mocímboa da Praia, Cabo Delgado province, northern Mozambique, with the respective crew, the group said in a statement.

Davide Andreani, general manager of Mammoet South and East Africa, recalled in the statement that the group has been operating for some time in Mozambique, although on the basis of specific projects, and will now have a permanent presence.

The Utrecht-based non-listed group specialises in the transport of large or large-volume cargoes, and has been present in Africa for more than 50 years, selling its transport solutions in the energy, petrochemical, mines and infrastructure sectors.

Belgian group Sarens has also opened a branch and warehouse in Mozambique, outside Palma, also in the province of Cabo Delgado, ahead of the start of the operation of large natural gas deposits in two marine blocks in the Rovuma basin.

The Sarens group, like Mammoet, has operated in Mozambique only on the basis of specific projects, but will now have a permanent presence in addition to a fleet of vehicles.

The construction of a warehouse on a plot of land of 5,600 square metres is expected to start soon, with the group already placing 100-tonne off-road vehicles and 120-tonne and 60-tonne off-road vehicles at the location, along with additional equipment.

The Sarens Group is headquartered in Wolvertem and its areas of activity include the transport of heavy loads and rental of cranes as well as the manufacture of a variety of equipment. (macauhub)