Within our port, Ida Nel says, we’ve got three mobile harbor cranes that can lift up to 124 tons, and we’re going to bring in another crane of 250 tons to be able to handle heavier, so we are very well positioned to handle the cargo needs for the region.
The port’s main client today is the international shipping group CMA-CGM, which principally uses the port for trans-shipment activities, that is to say as a hub to receive cargo in bulk before redistributing these goods to neighboring countries in the vicinity –Madagascar, Comoros as well as Kenya and Mozambique. It is the opportunity for the port, for the pole of activity which develop in its perimeter and therefore for Mayotte, 101 department of France and European region, to turn to its natural partners in the Mozambique channel of Mozambique
The island also has a first-class hospital with modern facilities, which again provides peace of mind from companies operating there. Given that other ports on the East Coast and neighboring islands are congested, and its natural deep port facilities within a lagoon, she feels they are perfectly placed to service the subregion
With the advent of the oil and gas developments that are about to take place in the country following the massive gas finds, Ida Nel is confident that the Port of Longoni, as it is officially known, offers the ideal location through which to service the oil and gas sector in Mozambique, both on and offshore, especially as the north of the country currently lacks the infrastructure to receive and handle such a big undertaking.