The volume of imports and exports through the Port of Beira will increase with the start-up this week of the new shipping line linking Europe, China and the interland countries in southern Africa.
The operations director of Cornelder de Moçambique, the concessionaire for that port infrastructure, said that the capacity for handling goods will double and an increase in business opportunities is expected.
Miguel de Jenga explained that the new shipping line will initially have a weekly frequency, handling between 250 and 300 containers. “We’ll have ships arriving more regularly. We’re now working with five, and we’re now up to six; this means that the port will become even more competitive. As you know, we’re now at a good pace from Zimbabwe. We also have the capacity to increase our market share in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, which means that the port of Beira still has room for growth,” said Miguel de Jenga, operations director of Cornelder de Moçambique, the company that manages the Port of Beira.