Snapshot of the Africa Investment Forum, November 2019 - By Adrian Frey
Fernando Couto. Photo: O País
Last Thursday, port operators in Mozambique finally got an association dedicated to defending and promoting their interests. Fernando Couto, president of the association, believes that the creation of the new entity will also strengthen the economy.
Port operators have been trying to create an association for the last six years, but for various reasons, the process has only now come to fruition. The 15-member guild has finally been created, and is already home to the Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC), the Northern Development Corridor, Cornelder Mozambique, Manica Mozambique Terminals and the Matola Coal Terminal.
The association comes into being as consultations for the draft Port Law are underway, and Fernando Couto underlines how important it is that legal instruments related to the ports sector take into account operators’ concerns.
Vocational training, easing administrative procedures and collaborating with public or private entities for the resolution of technical, economic and social issues are among the new Mozambique Port Operators Association’s goals.
By José JoãoSource: O País