DP WORLD MAPUTO MAKES AGGRESSIVE MOVE TO LURE IN [CITRUS] CONTAINER BUSINESS
DP World in Maputo is presently undertaking extensive upgrades to the container terminal in the port which will see a large volume of container traffic moved from Durban to Maputo over the next 3 years.
As part of a three phased approach leading to 2020, the terminal will triple its present operating capacity from 150k TEU’s to 650k TEU’s. The quay length will be doubled and the depth alongside will increase from 12.5m to 14.5m able to berth post panamax size container ships.
DP World have purchased three ship to shore (STS) cranes and 12 rubber tyre gantries (RTG’s). Reefer capacity will be increasing from 196 plug points to 700 plug points adapted to tier structures.
The Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative (MCLI) and the Transport Forum SIG are hosting a free seminar on the developments of Maputo port to handle container volumes. Mitchell Brooke will be presenting the proposal for citrus container exports from Maputo. For more information and reservations see: http://www.transportsig.com/