Why Nacala

– It is a natural deep water port.

– It is connected to an existing road and rail network to the north of Mozambique and Malawi.

– It is located in a Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

– It has a privileged strategic position considering that it is on the main route for cargoes such as coal, fruits, oil.

– With the construction of the new airport, the installation of several commercial projects and logistics linked to SEZ of Nacala, the port and the city gain a new centrality in the context of the logistics chains from across the Indian Ocean.

And also we’re a main part of the Nacala Corridor which consists of:

– The port of Nacala, the central element of the Corridor;

– The railway network system in the North of Mozambique;

– The railway network system in Malawi;

– The Chipata-Mchinji railway line that links the Corridor to Zambia;

– The Nacala road Corridor, which covers about 1,033 km of roads in Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique and two one-stop border posts.

Nacala city

The city of Nacala is located in the province of Nampula, north of Mozambique, surrounded by the Indian Ocean, 160 km northeast of Nampula, and 60 km north of Ilha de Moçambique, a very important touristic destination in the region. Nacala has an airbase that will soon be receiving commercial flights, naval bases and some industrial developments, including two cement factories. Sisal, copra and cotton are produced in the surrounding region.

Although the potential of the city’s deep natural harbor has long been recognized, major development of the port and completion of rail connections inland only occurred in the late 1960s. Railroads link Nacala to Lichinga, in Niassa Province, and to Malawi’s rail network, this route, called the Nacala Corridor, was intended to provide Malawi with a shorter, more reliable connection to the sea than by way of the alternative routes Tanzania and South Africa.