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BEIRA CORRIDOR RECORDS INCREASE IN MOZAMBIQUE-ZAMBIA TRAFFIC

Beira Port

Port Beira

THE number of imported containers carrying various goods using the Beira Corridor in Mozambique into Zambia has increased from 14,000 to 24,000 last year.

Speaking during the Beira Corridor Conference in Ndola, Cornelder Mozambique Executive Managing Director Jan De Vries said his company had continued to record increased growth in the number of imports into Zambia using the Beira Corridor.

 Vries said 10 years ago Zambian importers and exporters were hesitant to use the Beira Corridor due to issues of language and the port being small, a situation that kept the utilisation of the port relatively low.

He said there had been a revolution in terms of transforming the port to ensure that there was efficiency and increase in the flow of traffic into Zambia.

“We have grown in terms of numbers of containers Imported into Zambia via Beira Corridor from 14,000 in 2018 to 24,000 and we continue to see growth,” he said.

Meanwhile, Copperbelt Minister Japhen Mwakalombe said the Zambian government was ready to work with the Beira Corridor to facilitate movements of goods to and from the country.

He said transportation of goods was an important aspect in the business sector and that engaging the Beira Corridor was one of the measures taken to ease the movement of goods.

Mwakalombe said Zambia and Mozambique shared a lot in terms of trade and that the mines, forest, agriculture and industries should take advantage of the Beira Corridor fr ease movements of goods.

Earlier this year, Mozambique experienced the worst climate disaster called Cyclone Idai which destroyed massive infrastructure including Port Beira which was temporary closed.

 


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