Mozambican port of Maputo awards maintenance dredging to Jan de Nul Dredging

20 August 2019

The Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) has awarded to Belgium’s Jan de Nul Dredging the first maintenance dredging of the access channel to the port of Maputo, the company indicated in a statement released on Monday in Maputo.

This is to be first dredging of the access channel since it was made deeper, from -11 metres to -14.3 metres. It will cover the channels of Matola, Catembe, Polana, Xefina and Norte and involve the removal of 1.4 million cubic metres of sediment.

The MPDC also indicated that the maintenance dredging will begin this October and last for four months, guaranteeing that the activity would not disrupt normal port operations in any way.

The MPDC is a partnership between the state-owned CFM ports and railways enterprise and the company Portus Indico, comprising the Grindrod (South Africa) and DP World (Dubai) groups and the local company Moçambique Gestores. (Macauhub)