Pemba Port (MZPOL)

Port Code MZPOL City Pemba
Port Name PEMBA Country/Region Mozambique
Category Port City Route EAST AFRICA
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Pemba Port (MZPOL)


      Port of northeast coast of Mozambique. The maximum draft is nearly 7.62 meters, and the load density of water is 1025. The tide range is about 3.66 meters, and the southeast wind prevails. It is compulsory to pilot foreign ocean going ships, and radio communication is called "CRS" via Bela radio. The working hours of the port are arranged through consultation with Beira port during holidays. The port is located on the east coast of the East Bay of Pemba Bay, on the inside of the South China Sea corner. Port is a natural port, hidden and easy to enter. The port is 8 km wide and 13 km long, and the entrance of the port is 2.4m wide and the narrowest part is 1.85 km. The entrance is indicated by a beacon. Documents required for vessel entry are shown in port Bella. Port service facilities include: ship repair, fuel, small steamboat, medical treatment, fresh water, feeding and repatriation, dry dock, traction and sewage discharge. The main anchorage is good, suitable for all sizes of ships. The first 455m of the jetty is 455m in front of the small stone jetty, with a depth of 23.77 m to 29.26 m, and a sandy bottom. The secondary anchorage was used during the southern monsoon (April October), when the wind was strong. The exact anchorage shall be chosen as directed by the port authority to the master or his agent if necessary. The new T-shaped breakwater wharf is 182.88 meters long. When it is suitable for low tide, the draft is below 9 meters, and it is also suitable for mooring coastal boats and small steamboats.

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Summary of MZPOL

The Port of Pemba (Port Code:MZPOL) is in the northern province of Mozambique bordering with Tanzania and lies on a peninsula in Pemba Bay.  Pemba is a potential site for a deep-water port and will be key to meet the growing demand of logistical support vessels working on research and exploration projects of gas and oil in Rovuma basin and mining and agriculture projects in Cabo Delgado and Niassa provinces. Plans exist to improve and increase the number of berths and expand the area of storage and handling of containers. 
The port itself is situated on the east side of a large bay which forms an excellent sheltered natural harbor. Imports include: General cargo, machinery, food stuffs, etc. Exports include: Timber, maize, cotton, seed cotton, etc. The port also handles containers and petroleum. Coastal vessels are also handled. Approx 30 vessels visit the port annually. Max size: Max draught 7.9m.