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Maputo Port Development Company

THE MAPUTO PORT DEVELOPMENT COMPANY (MPDC), IS A NATIONAL PRIVATE COMPANY IN WHICH  MOZAMBICAN RAILWAY COMPANY (CAMINHOS DE FERRO DE MOZAMBIQUE) (49%), GRINDROD (24.7%), DP WORLD (24.7%) AND LOCAL PARTNERS (1.6%) ARE SHAREHOLDERS. MPDC SECURED THE PORT CONCESSION UNTIL 2033 WITH THE OPTION OF EXTENDING FOR A FURTHER 10 YEARS.    

MPDC hold the rights to finance, rehabilitate, construct, operate, manage, maintain, develop and optimise the entire concession area. The company also holds the powers of a Port Authority, being responsible for maritime operations, piloting, towing (tugboats), stevedoring, terminal and warehouse operations, as well as the port's development plan.  

The Port Master Plan, approved by the Government of Mozambique, sets out a strategy for the future development of the Port and provides a framework for berth and channel improvements, development of landside facilities and expansion of service corridors and other associated infrastructure.

The dredging of the access channel to the Port of Maputo was completed in January 2017 allowing vessels with a sailng draft of up to 14.2 meters on the tide (up to 80 000 tons), to enter the Port.   

In excess of US$ 700 million has already been invested by MPDC, its shareholders and sub-concessionaires, which has resulted in volumes increasing year on year. It is expected that volumes handled through the port will increase to 40 million tons by 2020, a considerable growth from the 5 million tonnes handled at the start of the concession in 2003. A further US$ 300 million will be invested in the port which will create more than 43 000 jobs, directly or indirectly. The upgraded port and infrastructure will live beyond the concession period and will contribute to the economic growth of the country for years to come.

The Port of Maputo is ideally positioned as a gateway to the Sub-Saharan region. MPDC and its sub-concessionaires have the capital, skills and experience to deliver on the growing demands for a competitive regional import and export corridor.

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