First Vessel For Mozambique’s Port Of Mocimboa Da Praia
The Port of Mocimboa da Praia in northern Mozambique, strategic to the emerging oil and gas industry in that part of the country, received its first vessel earlier this month.
The development of Mocimboa da Praia is an initiative of a strategic partnership between Alpha Choice Lda, LBH Mozambique Lda and Subtech Lda, who selected to use the picturesque coastal town sometimes described in the literature as a port though lacking in any basic infrastructure, though it has been used by dhow traffic over many centuries.
On 13 June the 57-metre long, 1057-dwt landing craft type vessel ALPHA TRANSPORTER (IMO 9563031) built in 2010, arrived in Mocimboa da Praia with a Grove 980 mobile crane on board to discharge for the handling of the first cargoes of cement that were due yesterday (25 June) for transportation to the gas project area at Afungi, Palma, some 80kms from the port.
The cement and other equipment is part of the ongoing development of the port in terms of improving its handling capacity for the operations that will be seen over the coming months and years as the Afungi gas project develops in Palma.
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