Maputo, Mozambique lies on the sheltered estuary of Rio Espirito Santo in southern Mozambique. The port has significant regional potential and is handling growing volumes of trade from South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. It is southern Africa’s nearest port to the rapidly developing mega-markets of Asia and is the closest deep water port to Johannesburg, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. Amongst many key improvements, the approach channels have been restored to design depth (-11m), continuous 24/7 port operations have been established, security has been rigorously tightened, internal roads and railways have been rebuilt and new handling equipment and training schemes have been introduced.
Maputo has direct road and rail connections with Johannesburg (550km), Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. Work to upgrade the main line to South Africa to create higher handling capacity per annum has completed. There is also a new port access road that carries heavy road traffic clear of downtown Maputo. It also connects the harbour direct with the M4 Highway running 600km westwards through the industrial and mining heartlands of South Africa.
Vessel operators serving Maputo
Currently there are carriers with service to Maputo, Mozambique. With the current port congestion situation, do check in advance for a suitable sailing for your shipment to Maputo. It is still possible to find suitable sailings even though the sailing schedules are not as regular as before.
Latest Development News
With the anticipation of increasing handling volume, there is constantly plans to upgrade and update the port facilities and handling capacity. Constant long term collaboration between various parties help Maputo port to remain competitive.
AD&K Logistics have been assisting our customers for their shipments in and out of Africa since our incorporation in Singapore. Our experience with shipments to Africa is pretty established. Do feel free to contact us for queries on your shipments.