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Served by extensive rail and road network systems, Beira is the main port for exports and imports from the Mozambique provinces of Sofala, Manica and Tete, and a strategic gateway for the landlocked countries in southeast Africa. It provides a short and quick access route for the transit cargoes to/from Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and DRC. A fuel pipeline also links the port with Zimbabwe.

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Port Location and Contact

Country

Mozambique

Province or District

Sofala

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port

Beira Port in town

Port's Complete Name

Port of Beira

Latitude

-19.8461

Longitude

34.8576

Managing Company or Port Authority

Cornelder de Mozambique

Management Contact Person

 

Nearest Airport and Airlineswith Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Beira International Airport

LAM and SAA

Port Picture

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Description and Contacts of Key Companies

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For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: HQ staff will input a link to section 4.4 3 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List here.

Port Performance

Beira is a tidal port – pilotage and tug assistance is therefore compulsory at all times. Access to the port is via the 17 nautical miles long Macuti Channel, with 250m width and 8m depth.

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Despite the increased tonnage handled, the Container Terminal is not congested. Containers Container dwelling time is less than 10 days. With regard to bulk cargo (e.g. maize, wheat), productivity is around 150 mt/gang/hour, and bagged cargo average averages 30 mt/gang/hour.

Restricted road access to the port (roads are too narrow) and bureaucratic delays in the documentation process constitute the main constraints.

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

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth (6)

1

170

10

General cargo

Conventional Berth (7)

1

165.5

10

General cargo

Conventional Berth (8)

1

187.9

10

Coal terminal berth

Conventional Berth (9)

1

167.3

10

General cargo/Silo berth

Conventional Berth (10)

1

167.3

10

General cargo/Silo berth

Container Berths (2 to 5)

4

645

12

Container/General cargo

Silo Berth (9 and 10)

2

167.3

10

General cargo/Silo berth

Berthing Tugs

2

  

 

Water Barges

n./a.

  

 

General Cargo Handling Berths

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Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

No

  

Container Gantries

Yes

2x50 2 x 50 tons

2x60 2 x 60 tons

STS Gantry cranes are fully operational.

Mobile Cranes

Yes

3 material handler

1 mobile crane 28 tons

 

Reachstacker

Yes

20 Sany

All operational

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)

Yes

14x40 14 x 40 tons

16x60 16 x 60 tons

All operational

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines

Yes

6 mobile bagging units, including hoppers

10 Bulk hoppers

 

Transtainer

No

  

Forklifts

Yes

5x3 5 x 3 tons

6x16 6 x 16 tons

2x30 2 x 30 tons

2x50 2 x 50 tons

3 x empty handler

 

Weighbridges

Yes

1x18 mts

3x24 mts1 x 18 mt

3 x 24 mt

 

Over the year 2017, Gantry Crane availability was 93% (88% in 2016), Reach Stacker availability was 75% (73% in 2016) and Terminal Tractor availability was 92% (89% in 2016).

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

  • Accreditation and licensing to operate in Mozambique with special diplomatic status for duty free imports.
  • Before the arrival of the cargo submission of the following is required:
    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 the Tax Department to apply the respective deduction of the value of the import duties.
  • Once this step is finalizedfinalised, the customs clearance process can be completed.

For more information on customs in Mozambique, please see the following link: HQ staff will input a link to section  1.3 Customs Information here. 

Terminal Information

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL

The container and multi-purpose terminal has a 645m 645 m long quay with a 12m 12 m depth alongside. The terminal has 9,000 TEU storage capacity and 144 electricity connection points for refrigerated containers. The container storage yard was recently expanded and covers now an area of 3 ha. The road access was also improved and has now five lines with an option for further extension. Currently the terminal uses the NAVIS N4 terminal operating system and can handle 300,000 TEU per year.

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The port is served by two railway lines ; - one to Zimbabwe via Machipanda/Mutare (318 km to the border) operated by CFM, and another via D Ana to Malawi (357 km) and Moatize, Tete Province, (673 km) operated by CFM with a partial concession to ICVL and Jindal for the transport of coal from Moatize.

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Port Security

The port has a 6km 6 km long electro-welded security fencing and a CCTV surveillance system, which complies with international security standards.

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