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Santa Catarina, the largest vessel ever received in Maputo

  • Maersk ship clocks a record for DP World Maputo

Arriving at the container terminal in the Port of Maputo on Wednesday, April 29, the Santa Catarina, officially clocked in as the largest vessel to dock in the port.

Operated by Maersk shipping Line, besides being the largest in length (with 299.9 meters) and beam (42.92 meters) ever to call the Port of Maputo, the Santa Catarina also set a new record for the highest TEU per single vessel interchange of 3,310 TEU.

The container terminal, which is sub-concessioned to DP World Maputo, aims to offer a gateway for the Southern Africa market. Through the terminal’s Fixed Berthing Window program and available berth capacity, no vessel waiting time is consistently achieved.

Since completing the first phase of completely redeveloping the terminal, which now offers solutions for transit cargoes from the hinterland in 2018, the terminal throughput has been growing exponentially. The 2019 volumes grew 53% vs 2018, as more and more hinterland exporters/importers are reaping the benefits from the exceptional supply chain solution via the Maputo corridor.

Fonte: Club of Mozambique