DP World Maputo, which has the concession to manage, develop, and operate the Maputo container terminal in Mozambique, has once again welcomed Santa Catarina, the largest container vessel to visit the port.
The vessel completed a volume interchange of TEUs 9,314 (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units), nearly tripling the terminal’s previous highest container volume from a single vessel, highlighting its capability as a world-class gateway to Southern Africa and beyond. DP World Maputo also handled more than 20 000 TEUs during the past month, compared to the previous record of just over 18 300 TEUs achieved in September 2019.
DP World’s investment of $90 million supported the transformation of the port’s processes and capabilities, including new equipment and digital solutions. This, paired with ongoing development of staff, has enabled the terminal to handle some of the largest Southern Africa bound vessels.
Due to its larger capacity, the port has significantly cut down on vessel waiting times, meaning maximum reliability for importers and exporters.
Christian Roeder, Chief Executive Officer at DP World Maputo, said: “Thanks to the transformative upgrades at the port, DP World Maputo is continuing our growth strategy to offer the efficient gateway for Southern Africa customers. Our newly improved infrastructure and dedicated team mean that we can handle a new scale of operations, effectively, and with minimal waiting times. DP World Maputo is well placed to be a facilitator for global trade in the region, ensuring a long-lasting positive impact on the economy and society.”
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