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    4 January, 2013
Vale-Mozambique moves 1,000 trainloads of coal
 
Maputo, 4 Jan (AIM) – In December, the Brazilian mining giant Vale moved its one thousandth trainload of coal from its open cast min in Moatize, in the western Mozambican province of Tete to the port of Beira.

This year, Vale-Mozambique plans to transport 4.5 million tonnes of coal – equivalent to 1,700 trainloads – down the Sena railway line to Beira.

According to the Vale Manager of Logistical Operations, Vanderlei Marques, cited in a press release from the company, the thousandth train was an important landmark in the company’s operations in Mozambique. It began its Mozambican operations slightly more than a year ago, and has so far transported over two million tonnes of coal to the main world markets.

“The target reached is a historic gain for Vale’s business in Mozambique, and vastly exceeds the figure reached in 2011, which was just 120 trainloads of coal”, said Marques. “This achievement is strengthening the name of Mozambique in the world market for coking coal”.

Currently all of Vale’s export quality coal travels down the Sena Line to the new coal terminal in Beira, which has a modern system for unloading and storing the coal, and then loading it onto ships. The terminal can handle up to six million tonnes of coal a year.

But Vale already has to share the terminal with another coal company, Rio Tinto, and in the near future Vale’s production capacity will exceed the capacity of the Sena Line to move it.

Vale is therefore building a new railway across southern Malawi which will link up with the existing northern railway line to the port of Nacala. A new coal terminal at Nacala-a-Velha is planned (facing the existing port), and should be operational by late 2014.  
(AIM)

 
 
  2 June, 2016  
 
Grain production falls by almost five per cent
 
Mozambique’s Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Jose Pacheco, announced on Thursday that the data for the 2015-16 agricultural campaign show production of 2.39 million tonnes of grain – a decline of 4.8 per cent on the 2015 harvest of 2.51 million tonnes.

 
  1 June, 2016  
 
Plans to increase grain storage capacity
 
The government has approved a plan to restructure the state-owned Matola Silos and Grain Terminal Company (STEMA), increasing its storage capacity to 110,000 tonnes, and to set up a new grain terminal in the northern port of Nacala.

 
  30 May, 2016  
 
Record electricity production at Cahora Bassa
 
Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), the company that operates the Cahora Bassa dam on the Zambezi River in the western Mozambican province of Tete, has announced that it produced 16,078 gigawatt-hours of electricity in 2015.

 


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