DP World in Maputo new efficient gateway for South Africa’s Citrus Exports


DP World in Maputo, has successfully handled the first citrus reefer export of the 2022 Season. Through a combination of new solutions, including a direct sailing service, DP World in Maputo is proving itself as an ideal gateway for the South African citrus industry exporting to the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

The South African citrus growing region located just across the Mozambique border produces more than 50 000 FEUs (Forty Foot Equivalent Unit) over a six-month season, making the region the world’s second-largest citrus exporter in 2020.

Since securing the concession to manage, develop and operate the container terminal at the Port of Maputo, DP World in Maputo has aimed to provide efficient export solutions for customers in Mozambique and neighboring markets.

DP World in Maputo provides Southern African hinterland customers with an efficient and reliable gateway, promoting economic development in the region. The port’s efficient operations and negligible vessel waiting times and cost savings for customers using the route.

Christian Roeder, CEO of DP World in Maputo, said: “Finding efficient ways to export our highly in-demand fresh produce, such as citrus, has been a top priority at the Port of Maputo. Southern African fruit farmers are discovering the advantages of shorter transit times through our secure, efficient, and end-to-end logistics solutions via the Port of Maputo. This means serious savings on time and money for local farmers, with better exposure to international markets.”

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