As Macauhub reports, a lack of cranes, tractors, tugs and other port equipment is affecting the productivity and efficiency of the ports of Beira and Nacala in Mozambique.
The local newspaper said that despite this, the two ports were gradually positioning themselves as regional ports and attracting an increasing amount of traffic from East and West Africa.
As a result of the dredging the port recovered its original depth of 8.5 metres, which allows ships weighing up to 60,000 tons to moor at the port, reports Macauhub.
The study, carried out this year by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), recommended that a more succinct assessment be carried out on the causes of the high waiting periods at the ports of Beira and Nacala and its effects on profitability, capacity, and port operations.
World Maritime News Staff, July 3, 2012