Maputo is the largest city and capital of Mozambique. It is famous as "City of Acacias", which refers to acacia trees found along its avenues, and "Pearl of the Indian Ocean". Currently, it is a port city, with economy centered on the harbour. In 2007 the population of Maputo was 1,766,180 people on a total city area of 346.77 km2 (133.89 ml2). Cotton, sugar, sisal, copra, chromite and hardwood are chief exports. The city manufactures pottery, furniture, cement, rubber and shoes. The city of Maputo is surrounded by Maputo Province, but administered as its own province.
The major port of Maputo handled 17 M tons of cargo at its peak in 1971. It was part of the trio of the main ports in Mozambique for Nacala-Beira-Maputo route. Currently, it is managed by Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC), joint venture of DP World and Grindrod. The government allowed the company to manage the port of Maputo until 2030 in order to upgrade its infrastructure which has been destroyed after the years of stagnation. The dredging works in the channel were completed in 2010 and the Port can now handle bigger vessels, like the Panamax ships, with more cargo. Investments are made for specific types of terminals including bulk liquids, metals, granite and coal.
A new terminal for vehicles is planned which will allow for up to 57,000 vehicles to be moved annually (Phase 1) with a peak of 250,000 under the agreement with Hoegh Autoliners as trans-shipment route between Europe and the Middle East. Coal will be exported from Matola side at a rate of 10M tons annually. It is expected that by 2020, the port of Maputo will generate about US$ 160M annually. By 2030, it will be able to handle up to 25 trains per day and 1,500 trucks for a total of 50M tons of cargo per year. The investment will exceed US$ 500 million.
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The Maputo cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Maputo, Mozambique.
If you lose the Maputo location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Maputo cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Maputo, Mozambique. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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