Construction of a dry port in Ressano Garcia, in the Maputo province, has reached 70% completion status, according to Mozambique’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Janfar Abdulai, who visited the infrastructure last Tuesday. The new dry port will boast a storage capacity of 250 thousand tonnes of ferrochrome a month.
The Minister’s visit had the goal of assessing the construction’s pace, to which he was satisfied, as the dry port’s main objective is to improve logistics and achieving more efficient and eco-friendly transportation by ridding the region of at least half of the trucks carrying minerals in the National Road (EN4), in lengthy two-way trips from Maputo to South Africa.
“A customs terminal for goods in transit is being built in the Ressano Garcia dry port, an initiative that will allow the transfer of cargo that is currently transported by road to be distributed in part by the railway network”.
This measure should also “reduce road accidents”, in an area known to be overburdened by cargo trucks traveling in sometimes precariously kept roads.
Head of logistics, Florbela Trancoso, said that “construction should be finalized sometime in mid-February”, and that “by March the terminal should be fully operational”.