DP World Maputo launches rail service to boost supply chain across Africa

DP World to improve Africa supply chain

DP World Maputo has launched the first dedicated logistics service between, Mozambique, and Harare, Zimbabwe, as part of efforts to expand supply chain services across the Africa.

The terminal operator said it handled the first dedicated container service the cities on 11 June 2021 and that the new offering presents a “multitude of new business opportunities” for customers in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Additionally, the company said it will help enhance its position as a gateway to Zimbabwe because it offers “significantly better transit times for customers”.

“In the past, transit goods on their way to Harare would often have to be transported far greater distances by sea and road, but this route will give customers a new, direct and faster option for delivery,” the company stated.

Christian Roeder, CEO of DP World Maputo said, “This rail service between Maputo and Harare is key to reopening the route between these markets to drive more efficient logistics in the region.

“Through this service, which we will facilitate and handle all port and border documentation, we can cut down transit times, give our customers better service and improve the connections between cities.”

The rail service also follows the recent announcement of DP World Komatipoort in South Africa, handling its first transit import via Maputo, demonstrating that the Maputo Port can be seamlessly used as a gateway to South Africa’s hinterland using DP World Komatipoort.

International container imports landed in Maputo port and destined for the South African hinterland, can now be moved under bond to Komatipoort, where full customs clearance can be provided and made ready for delivery across South Africa.

DP World will continue to develop the Maputo Corridor, a vital trade route in Southern Africa, through investing in new infrastructure to meet local demand, while DP World Maputo’s container terminal capacity will also be enhanced, having already doubled in size between 2016 and 2018.

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