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Port Traffic Increase of 12.3% to More Than 63 Thousand Tonnes in 2023

Port Traffic Increase of 12.3% to More Than 63 Thousand Tonnes in 2023

National ports handled more than 63,000 tonnes of goods in 2023, an increase of 12.3% compared to the 56,100 tonnes handled in 2022.

“At the Port of Maputo, the country’s largest, more than 31,200 tonnes were handled, an increase of 16.7% compared to 2022, followed by Nacala-a-Velha, with 13,800 tonnes, the Port of Beira, with 13,600 tonnes, and Nacala, with 3,000 tonnes,” revealed the 2023 budget execution report.

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According to the document drawn up by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), the satisfactory performance is due to the increase in the level of handling of fuel, wheat, fertilisers and the diversion of cargo at other ports.

As for the secondary ports, Topuito handled around 1,000 tonnes in 2023, Pemba 269.5 tonnes and Quelimane 17.3 tonnes.

In February, the government admitted that the extension of the Port of Maputo concession for 25 years will produce gains of more than 8 billion dollars for the economy.

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“With the extension of the concession, we project direct benefits for the national economy, including more than 8 billion dollars in rents, dividends and direct taxes,” said the Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications, Amilton Alissone.

According to Alissone, the interventions to be carried out as part of the extension of the infrastructure concession will enable the creation of more than 1,000 direct jobs and 5,000 indirect jobs, contributing significantly to the country’s socio-economic development.

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