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Port Overview

The Port of Pemba is in the northern province of Mozambique that borders Tanzania, and lies on a peninsula in Pemba Bay.

Pemba is a potential site for a deep-water port and will be key to meet the growing demand of logistical support vessels working on research and exploration projects of gas and oil in the Rovuma basin, and mining and agriculture projects in Cabo Delgado and Niassa provinces. Plans exist to improve and increase the number of berths and expand the area of storage and handling of containers.

CFM Norte manages the port.

 

Port website:

http://www.cfm.co.mz/index.php/en/infraestruturas/cfm-north/port-of-pemba

Key port information may also be found at:

http://ports.com/mozambique/port-of-pemba/

http://www.maritime-database.com/port.php?pid=1544

https://www.searates.com/port/pemba_mz.htm

http://www.findaport.com/port-of-pemba

 

Port Location and Contact

Country

Mozambique

Province or District

Cabo Delgado

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port

Pemba port is in the town

Port's Complete Name

Port of Pemba

Latitude

-12.9732026

Longitude

40.5178014

Managing Company or Port Authority

Mozambique Ports and Railways Administration (CFM), CFM Norte, Pemba Delegation.

Management Contact Person

 

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Pemba

LAM, Kenya Airways

Port Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

CFM Norte, Pemba Delegation, manages the port.

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.3 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List 

Port Performance

The port of Pemba is a small deep-water port and is mainly used for Cabotage shipping. However, it has a good potential for growth to respond to the logistics demands of the new gas and oil projects in the Rovuma basin.

Seasonal Constraints

 

Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes

From November to March

Major Import Campaigns

No

 

Other Comments

 

Handling Figures for 2017

Vessel Calls

58 (66 in 2016)

Container Traffic (TEUs)

4,916 (5,245 in 2016)

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2017

Bulk (mt)

n.a

Break bulk (mt)

149,767

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

For information on port rates and charges, please see the following links: (OBS: Cornelder Tariff Book includes all except maritime services, which are included in the CFM Port Tariffs)

http://www.cornelder.co.mz/tarrifs/tariffs.html#

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

1

182

7.1 - 9.1

 

Container Berth

n/a

  

 

Silo Berth

n/a

  

 

Berthing Tugs

n/a

  

 

Water Barges

n/a

  

 


Plans to expand the number of berths and container yard are in place.

General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

Pier

Exports - Bagged Cargo

Pier

Imports and Exports - RoRo

n/a

Other Imports

n/a

Port Handling Equipment

CFM Norte, Pemba Delegation, manages port equipment.

Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

No

  

Container Gantries

No

  

Mobile Cranes

Yes

1 x 25 tons

 

Reachstacker

No

  

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)

No

  

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines

No

  

Tractors

Yes

2

 

Forklifts

Yes

7 x (2.5 - 28 tons)

 

Container Facilities

Facilities

20 ft.

40 ft.

Container Facilities Available

n/a

n/a

Container Freight Station (CFS)

n/a

n/a

Refrigerated Container Stations

n/a

n/a

Other Capacity Details

n/a

n/a

Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)

n/a

n/a

Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

n/a

n/a

Emergency Take-off Capacity

 

 

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
(Containers per Shift)

  

Customs Guidance

Customs regulations follow SADC regional integration requirements combined with existing local procedures depending on the cargo being cleared. Principal legislation, contacts and other useful customs-related information are available from the Mozambican Customs Authority (www.alfandegas.gov.mz)

The process of application for exemption of duties comprises following steps:

  • Accreditation and licensing to operate in Mozambique with special status for duty free imports
  • Before the arrival of the cargo submission of:
    Commercial invoice
    Packing List
    Application to Customs with justification for exemption
  • Customs clears the goods that can be exempted from duties, through the JUE (“Janela Única Eletrónica” or Electronic Single Window).
  • For the submission to JUE, the following is required:
    Commercial invoice
    Transport document (original)
    Packing List
    Customs clearance document
  • JUE issues a notice of payment (AP).
  • Deduction of import duties at JUE: The AP is taken physically to Tax Department to apply respective deduction of the value of the import duties.
  • Once this step is finalised, the customs clearance process can be completed.

For more information on customs in Mozambique, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information 

Terminal Information

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL

n/a

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING

n/a

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo

1 covered warehouse

Open air storage area

1,800

20,000

Refrigerated Cargo

n/a

 

General Cargo

Please see bagged cargo above.

 

Stevedoring

Stevedoring is provided by CFM, using port equipment and casual labour recruited on a daily basis.

Hinterland Information

The cargo is moved to and from the port by road.

Port Security

Security

ISPS Compliant

Yes

Current ISPS Level
(Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)

1

Police Boats

No

Fire Engines

Yes

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