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Transportation in Mozambique

  • Uber and African’s economic transformation

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 WHEN Uber was initial established in 2009, its mission was to help people everywhere get a ride, safely, quickly and at the push of a button. Eight years later, that mission remains the same and Uber’s innovative, technology-driven business model is still fundamentally changing the way people think about conference their transport needs. For the completed four years, Uber has been delivering this same level of transformation across sub-Saharan Africa, SSA, and with additional than 1.8 million active riders using the app, Uber certainly has reason to celebrate its fourth anniversary on the continent this September. Uber And it’s not just Uber that has benefited from the stellar uptake of its convenient offering in Africa.
  • As it expands in Africa, Uber adapts to local markets and adopts cash payments

    BOTSWANA, 2016/07/24 While Uber continues its push into Africa the company is making allowances to local markets and testing incomparable service models users wouldn’t see in other parts of the globe. Anyone can presently use the mobile app to hail a car in 12 cities across South Africa, Nigeria,Uganda, Kenya, Morocco and Egypt…. And in all of those nations users can pay drivers in hard cash. The expansion, and adaptation to the realities of doing business on-the-ground in Africa, are in line with CEO Travis Kalanick’s commitment late last year to “a large push in Africa.”
  • Routes Africa forum aims to improve African air connectivity

    BOTSWANA, 2016/05/15  An event dedicated to the development of the African aviation industry will take place next month in Tenerife (26-28 June) to encourage the launch of new air services to, from and within the African continent. Routes Africa 2016 will help to improve African connectivity by bringing together airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss next air services. Around 250 route development professionals are expected to attend the forum which was founded ten years ago to stimulate increase in the industry.
  • Mozambican state spends millions of dollars on improving airports

    MOZAMBIQUE, 2016/03/26 Mozambican national-owned airport management company Aeroportos de Moçambique (AdM) expects this year to spend US$60 million improving airport infrastructure in the country, which will have the support of France, Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias reported. The schedule of works cited by the newspaper, which includes the acquisition of equipment and systems, will spend most of the money on repairing runways (US$22 million) and construction and modernisation of buildings (US$22 million).
  • Malawi intended to obtain authorization from Mozambique to start shipping

    MALAWI, 2015/09/29 Mozambique rejected the Malawi’s government’s intention to use the Chinde and Zambezi rivers for commercial shipping, announced the Minister of Transport and Communications of Mozambique, cited by Radio Mozambique. Wednesday, representatives from Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia met in Lilongwe to analyze the results of a study commissioned from independent consultants on the navigability of those two rivers. Malawi intended to obtain authorization from Mozambique to start shipping in the two rivers for river transport of imports and exports to the port of Chinde in Zambezia province, a distance of 240 kilometers.
  • Coastal shipping is once again linking the coast of Mozambique

    MOZAMBIQUE, 2014/07/07 Coastal shipping is once again linking the coast of Mozambique, which is 2,400 kilometres long, next a lot of years of complete inactivity due to the local economic climate, according to Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias. The newspaper said that ships loaded with locally- or foreign-produced goods were putting in at the country’s major ports of Maputo, Beira, Quelimane, Nacala and Pemba. With government support the shipping is carried out by an operator called Replace, which in its initial year of business (in 2013) carried around 800 containers, 350 of which were blank, at the port of Beira alone.
  • Mozambican national rail and port company Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM)

    MAPUTO CITY, 2014/01/04 Mozambican national rail and port company Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM) has announced conclusion of the work to renew the critical sections of the Sena railroad, which links the coal region of Tete to the port of Beira, Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias reported. The company thus ruled out the possibility of traffic along the Sena line coming to a standstill due to the rainy season, which Mozambique experiences at this time of year and would affect coal transport out of the Tete area. At the beginning of 2013, flooding of the Zambezi River in central Mozambique, led to some sections of the railroad being destroyed and for three weeks coal was not carried on the line, which led to significant losses for multinational mining companies Vale and Rio Tinto, which mine coal in the region.
  • Traffic at the port of Maputo rose almost four-fold between 2003 and 2012

    MAPUTO CITY, 2013/11/18 Traffic at the port of Maputo rose almost four-fold between 2003 and 2012, but the facility and its associated transport corridor still have potential to grow. In a recent statement on Mozambique, the EIU said that “a lot of evolution was made” in setting up conditions to increase goods traffic at the port, which resulted in increase of 275 % between 2003 and 2012, to 15 million tons of cargo per year, which even so is less than the record of 17 million tons per year in 1971.
  • Rail cargo transport begins between Mozambique and Zambia

    ZAMBIA, 2013/10/04 A train carrying 1,050 tons of inorganic fertilizers has left the port of Beira in central Mozambique, headed for Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, along the Machipanda railroad according to Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias. The newspaper added that the train is the initial to travel to Zambia in 25 years, following a shut down of the service during the 1976-1992 civil war and later due to failures to meet contractual obligations by the company running the Beira railroad system. These initial 1,050 tons are part of a bigger lot of 10,000 tons at the port complex. The cargo train was made up of 25 trucks that on their return will carry copper for export to the European, Asian, American and Australian markets. Zambia is the second Southern African Development Community (SADC) country, next Zimbabwe, to receive and send cargo to and from the port of Beira by rail, over a distance of some 1,000 kilometres on a journey that takes at least 10 days.
  • The global air cargo market growth

    ANGOLA, 2013/07/03 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says the world air cargo market increase continued to flat line in May, broadly following the trend of the last 18 months. World freight tonne kilometers increased just 0.8 % in May compared to a year ago, IATA said in an official release on Wednesday. Capacity, however, increased by 2.1 % causing load factors to fall to 44.9 % — their lowest level since the post crisis recovery. As about 60 % of world air cargo utilizes capacity in the belly of passenger aircraft, managing capacity at a time at the same time as increase in air travel is outpacing that of cargo is particularly challenging.