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Beira Port (MZBEW)

Port Code MZBEW City Beira
Port Name BEIRA Country/Region Mozambique
Category Port City Route SOUTH AFRICA
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Beira Port (MZBEW)

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Beira(Port of Beira, MZ) is the fourth largest city in Mozambique. The city is located in Sofala Province in the central part of the country, at the mouth of the Pongwe River and the Indian Ocean. The population of Beira in 1997 was 397,368, and the population has grown to 530,604 in 2019. The city also has an important port in the region, Beira Port, which is an important external gateway for the interior of central Mozambique and landlocked countries such as Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia.

Bella was developed by the Portuguese Mozambique Company (Portuguese: Companhia de Mo?ambique) in the 19th century. It was directly governed by the Portuguese colonial government from 1947 to 1975 when Mozambique became independent from Portugal.

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Summary of MZBEW

Beira Port (port code: MZBEW) is the transhipment port for the inland countries of Zimbabwe, Zambia and south Malawi and the second largest port in Mozambique. It is situated at the mouths of the Pungue and Buzi Rivers.
The port has 12 quays and 11 berths. Berth 1 is reserved for the fishing harbor. The port’s container and multi-purpose terminal includes a 645-meter-long berth with alongside depth of 12 meters serviced by two 36-meter gantry cranes. The terminal also contains two covered sheds that of a total 11 thousand square meters, and it has capacity to handle 100 thousand TEUs of containerized cargo per year. The port’s general cargo terminal has a capacity to handle 2.3 million metric tons of cargo per year. General cargo storage facilities include five warehouses covering a total of 15 thousand square meters and 12 thousand square meters of open paved area for ferro chrome, steel, granite, and other breakbulk cargo.
The port handles approximately 4 million tons of cargo annually. The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are cargo vessels, accounting for about 45.5%; and tankers, taking around 25.5%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 260 meters. The maximum draught is 13 meters. The maximum deadweight is 64,012t.