The Port of Beira Container Terminal will have a new access road and three hectares of container storage when Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications, Manuela Ribeiro officially inaugurates developments in front of the Pousada do CFM next to the General Cargo Terminal access point at 12:30 p.m. today.
Cornelder de Moçambique SA, under its Development Master Plan, recently invested approximately US$6.2 million in increasing cargo capacity in its container depot, as well as in the construction of a new five-lane access road, expandable to seven.
The new access infrastructure will increase the capacity of the terminal, especially in peak periods when there is a greater truck traffic with containers for shipment.
At present, access to the container terminal has been one lane in each direction, causing congestion and constraining normal vehicle traffic on roads near the port. The new access capacity should put an end to this, as well as improving security.
This new access, together with the dredging of the access channel to the port started last November and the completion of the National Road Number 6 (EN6) rehabilitation, will make the Port of Beira more efficient, competitive, and responsive to the needs of national and regional markets.