The Port of Nacala registers 34% increase in production in the first quarter of 2017

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The Port of Nacala operated 75 vessels in the first quarter, registering a 17.2% increase compared to the same period in 2016. International Mozambique, with 368,701TM, was the regime that contributed most to meet the target and is 26.4% above last year’s result. International Mozambique unloading operations represent the largest share, contributing with 268,836TM, i.e. 55.9% of the total handled in the 2017. In terms ofcontainer throughput,the port handled 16,804TEUS, registering a growth of 9.6% compared to last year’s result over the same period. Regarding containers in transit in the first quarter, the port handled 1,531 TEUs versus 815 in 2016 and against the 2,017 TEUS planned for 2017, thereby registering an 88% growth.

Seventy-five vessels called the port in the first quarter of 2017, representing a 17.2% increase compared to the same period last year with only 64 calls. In the first three months of 2017, the port handled 481,040TM versus 330,649TM in 2016, registering an increase of 45.5%.

The International Mozambique regime represents 76.7% of the total handled in the port. It registered 368,701tons, of which 268,835 refer to unloading operations and 99,866 to loading operations. These results are 26.4% above those achieved in 2016, which totaled 291,580 tons. Containerized cargo, clinker and bulk wheat were the main cargoes handled in this regime.

As for cargo in transit the port handled 101.091 Tons, i.e. 287.8% more than in the first quarter last year, in which only 26.070 tons were handled.

Regarding containerized cargo, the 1st quarter closed with 16,804 TEUs versus 15,327 TEUs handled over the same period in 2016. The highlight is the International Mozambique regime with a total of 14,380 TEUs, which represents 85.6% of the total cargo handled during the period under analysis.

Regarding containerized cargo, the 1st trimester closed with 16,804 TEUs versus 15,327 TEUs made in the same period of 2016. The highlight goes to the International Mozambique regime with a total of 14,380 TEUs, which represents 85.6% of the total handled during the period under analysis.

It is also important to mention that truck dwell time at the port is equivalent to 23 minutes, thereby meeting the target of 30 minutes maximum truck dwell time.