Maputo, 23 Aug (AIM) – The central Mozambican port of Beira expects to double the annual volume of cargo handled, from 300,000 containers to around 700,000.
According to the Director of Operations of the private company Cornelder de Moçambique, which operates the port, Miguel de Jenga, the increase will be achieved thanks to the ongoing project to modernise and expand the port system.
The installation of the new devices, he said, will make it easier to handle cargo at night.
“More than 200 high-tech cameras are currently being installed to monitor port operations and respond to demand. The modernisation and expansion process has become a nerve centre for maritime navigation on the continent”, Jenga said.
According to him, this step is being taken at a time when international logistics specialist Unifeeder has just added the Port of Beira to its Mozambique-India-Jebel Ali service to boost trade and connectivity.
The new network transports containers to and from Maputo, Jebel Ali (Dubai), Mundra (India), Nhava Sheva (India), Mombasa (Kenya), Beira and Maputo.
Jebel stressed that Beira is a strategic port that plays a crucial role in connecting landlocked countries such as Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi to global trade.
“Its strategic location and efficient infrastructure make it a key hub for trade in the region”, he said.