05 Jul 2018

New Navigational Aids Being Introduced at Port Maputo

by Tony Edwards, Partner, Durban,
Practice Area(s): Shipping & Logistics |

Reported by Africa Ports & Ships

Durban shipping and trade journalist Terry Hutson has reported in today’s Africa Ports & Ships Newsletter that the National Institute for Hydrography and Navigation of Mozambique (INAHINA) is spending US$3.5 million on navigational aids at the port of Maputo.

These are reported to comprise 41 floating buoys, together with a monitoring system, as well as communication equipment for use with visiting shipping, and certain technological facilities for detection and rapid response troubleshooting capabilities.  The buoys will be installed covering the entire port access channel, comprising the northern channels, namely Xefina, Polana, Catembe and the Matola Channel, the aim being to make access to the port fast and secure while improving Maputo’s competitiveness in the region.