Mozambique Port of Nacala

Key port information can also be found at:

Website of the Maritime Database on the Port of Nacala

Port Overview:

The Port of Nacala is located at the south of the Bay of Bengo in Northern Moçambique and is acknowledged as a very good natural deep-sea harbour with a berth draft in excess of 7 m. Due to the depth of its waters, it has exceptional navigation conditions, allowing the entry and departure of ships of any size, 24 hours a day, this makes Nacala the largest natural deep-water port on the East African Coast. At the entrance to the port the width is over 800m and has a draft of over 60m. However, its linkages to Malawi are not as well developed. The use of this corridor in previous drought responses of food distribution to Malawi was therefore very limited. The Port of Nacala has a railway linking the port with Blantyre and Lilongwe in Malawi but it has no substantive road network and therefore serious infrastructural deficiencies exist.

Opened to traffic in October 1951, the Nacala Port currently has a General Cargo Terminal (GCT) able to handle 2.4 million mt’s of cargo annually with 8 warehouses covering a total surface area of 21,000 m². The container terminal is 372m in length. Nacala also has a terminal for bulk liquids, linked by a 3.5 km pipeline to fuel tanks, as well as tanks for vegetable oil.

Port Location and Contacts

Country

Mozambique

Province or District

Nampula Province

Town or City (Closest location) with Distance (km)

Name: Nacala

km: n/a

Port's Complete Name

n/a

Latitude

S 14° 32’ 31.00”

Longitude

E 40° 39’ 54.00”

Managing Company or Port Authority (If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)

n/a

Management Contact Person

n/a

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations

Airport Name: n/a

Airlines: n/a

Port Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

4.2.3 Mozambique Port and Waterways Company Contact List

Port Performance

Handling Figures

Year 2009

Vessel Calls

237

Container Traffic (TEUs)

53,215

For additional informaiton on port performances and capacities, please select the following document:

Mozambique Port of Nacala Additional Information 

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

For information on discharge rates as well as on handling and charges, please select the following document:

Mozambique Port of Nacala Additional Information

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length (m)

Maximum Draft (m)

Conventional Berth

4

180

14

Container Berth

2

670

9.5

Silo Berth

n/a

n/a

n/a

Berthing Tugs

n/a

Water Barges

n/a

For further information on berthing specifications, please select the following document:

Mozambique Port of Nacala Additional Information

General Cargo Handling Berths

For information on general cargo handling berths, please select the following document:

Mozambique Port of Nacala Additional Information

Port Handling Equipment

Equipment

Available

(Yes / No)

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

n/a

-

-

Container Gantries

n/a

-

-

Mobile Cranes

n/a

-

-

Reachstacker

n/a

-

-

RoRo Tugmaster (w/ Trailer)

n/a

-

-

Grain Elevator w/ Bagging Machines

n/a

-

-

Transtrainer

n/a

-

-

Forklifts

Yes

14 - 6: up to 16 mt 1: 32 mt 7: over 32 mt

-

For further information on operational port cargo equipment, please select the following document:

Mozambique Port of Nacala Additional Information

Container Facilities

Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

n/a

n/a

Container Freight Station (CFS)

Yes, 1

Yes, 1

Refrigerated Container Stations

n/a

n/a

Other Capacity Details

Daily Take Off Capacity (Containers per day)

210

Number of Reefer Stations (connection points)

21

Emergency Take-off Capacity (Give an indication)

n/a

Off take capacity of gang shift (in Containers per shift)

n/a

n/a

For further information on container facilities, please select the following document:

Mozambique Port of Nacala Additional Information

Customs Guidance

1.3 Mozambique Customs Information

Terminal Information

Main Storage Terminal

For information on storage facilities, please select the following document:

Mozambique Port of Nacala Additional Information

Port Security

Nacala Port was registered and accredited in 2007 as being compliant of the ISPS security code:

Security

ISPS Compliant

(Yes / No)

Yes

Current ISPS Level

1

Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional

Police Boats

n/a

Fire Engines

n/a