The cargo handled at the port of Maputo may total 14 million
tonnes (mt) this year according to projections from the Maputo Port
Development Company (MPDC), the port's manager, reports
Osório Lucas, the interim chief executive of MPDC said that in the
last eight years the port had seen the cargo it handles triple,
from 4- mt in 2003 to 11.8-mt in 2011.
Cited by daily newspaper Notícias, Lucas said that the approved
expansion plan outlined that the volume of cargo handled at the
port would reach 40-mt in the next five to six years.
This projection is based on an expected increase in bulk and
general cargo from 2-mt at the moment to 8-mt per year as well as a
rise in the amounts exported via the Coal Terminal, from 6-mt now
to 30-mt per year, 20-mt of which will be coal and 10-mt will be
The port of Maputo includes the container terminals managed by DP
World; the vehicle and coal terminals managed by Grindrod; the
sugar terminal managed by Maputo Sugar Terminal (Stam); the citrus
fruit terminal operated by Fresh Produce Terminals (FTP)
Moçambique; and the grain, aluminium and fuel terminals (all in
Matola) managed by state company Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de
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