In November, the Port of Nacala experienced spot calls, the first of its kind, representing a milestone in the history of the port and setting a record in container vessels. The two spot call vessels O MV ANNA S and MV SIMBA berthed at the port to discharge 1729 TEU’s of empty containers and loaded 1426TEU full containers with pigeon peas for Navasheva, in India.
The vessel ANNA-S berthed at the Port of Nacala on the 29th of October, unloading 833 empty containers, of which 600 had to be packed inside the port within 6 days, and be shipped again on the same vessel. An estimated 833 containers were unloaded, including 1.035 full loaded containers, making a total of 1868 TEUS.
The vessel MV SIMBA unloaded 896 empty containers and 391 full, making a total of 1,287 TEUS. The overall movement was 3,155 TEUS, contributing to cargo by 44.89%.
According to the operations officers at the port, despite the difficulties and challenges, this operation was very successful and ended in line with the plan, with a global productivity of 15 TEU’s per hour.