Grindrod loads the largest vessel in Port Maputo's history
The largest vessel to load at Grindrod’s Terminal de Carvão da Matola (TCM) and Maputo Port, set sail on 20 May 2021, having loaded over 120 000 tons of magnetite.
“This trial shipment took meticulous planning and a collaborative effort by all parties including the customer, MPDC marine services, the vessel agent, and TCM operations. It was teamwork that ensured the successful loading and successful departure of the vessel,” said Vishal Deeplaul, CEO of Grindrod Terminals.
In 2017, as part of the Port Maputo channel dredging and port expansion project, the TCM berth pocket was deepened to 15.5 meters chart datum to receive and load larger vessels targeting post-Panamax and Cape size vessels. In 2021, TCM started to receive Cape size vessels, having received 4 vessels year to date.