Maputo Port Dredging Pays Off

first_imgThe Port of Maputo said in its latest release that the volume handled by the port in 2017 has grown 22%, adding that this result was positively affected by the dredging of the access channel, completed in January 2017. Before dredging, with the channel at -11 meters chart datum, the maximum sailing draft of the vessels in Maputo and Matola was, on average, 12.20 meters and the maximum parcel size  varied between 50,000 and 55,000 tonnes.“The dredging resulted in an increase of 40% to the average parcel size for Maputo Main Port and a 55% increase for Matola,” said the Maputo Port CEO, Osório Lucas. In July 2017, the Matola Coal Terminal (TCM) inaugurated the rehabilitation of its berth, which included deepening to -15.4 meters below chart datum along the quayside.TCM has become the port’s first terminal to take full advantage of the dredging initiative, allowing fully-ladden Panamax vessels of up to 275 meters long, 14.5 meters of draft on neap tides and 15.5 meters on spring tides.In 2017, the DP World Maputo Container Terminal also began its expansion works from 150.000 TEU’s to 250.000 TEU’s, scheduled for completion in the following weeks.The works included the expansion for two rail sidings of 375 meters each in length. The second phase of expansion contemplates the increase to 450.000 TEU’s, dependent on market demand.Maputo is also now preparing to receive vessels of even greater drafts, with the rehabilitation of berths 6, 7, 8 and 9 (a total of 1058 meters of berth) which will begin in the second quarter of 2018.[mappress mapid=”24822″]last_img read more

McIlroy moves back up ranking after win

first_imgRory McIlroy has returned to third in the latest World Golf Rankings following his victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship.McIlroy vaults above Jordan Spieth in the rankings. Jason Day remains the world’s number one golfer, ahead of US Open champion Dustin Johnson.last_img

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, July 25 – Sunday, July 27, 2014

first_imgSunday, July 27, 2014•10:52 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary by an unknown suspect(s) in the 300 block W. 12th, Wellington.•2:28 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 900 block S. C,  Wellington.•8:05 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block E. Lincoln,  Wellington. Saturday, July 26, 2014•12 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 1000  block W. 8th,  Wellington.•12:49 a.m. Officers investigated harassment by telephone by a known suspect in the 1000  block E. 16th,  Wellington.•7:20 a.m. Officers investigated a Wellington Ordinance violation in the area of Washington and Wellington railroad,  Wellington.•9:27 a.m. Grace V. Evans, 38, Moore, Okla. was issued a notice to appear for speeding 55 mph in a 40 mph zone.•9:44 a.m. Cass J. Myers, 24, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 51 mph in a 40 mph zone.•10:33 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 1000  block W. 8th,  Wellington.•11:59 a.m. Officers investigated minor in possession of alcoholic liquor and failure to yield to approaching vehicles in the 700  block W. 8th, Wellington.•1:39 p.m. Officers took a report of an animal bite by a known owner in the 900  block E. 9th,  Wellington.•1:42 p.m. Julie A. Carey, 45, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dogs at large. Wellington Police notes for Friday, July 25 to Sunday, July 27, 2014:Friday, July 25, 2014•Officers conducted a welfare check in the Wellington.•8:16 a.m. Hope A. Vargas, 20,  Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 40 mph in a 30 mph zone (radar) and no proof of insurance.•12:30 p.m. Officers took a report of a child custody dispute in the 200  block N. C,  Wellington.•4:10 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 100  block W. 7th,  Wellington.•10:10 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1100  block E. 16th,  Wellington involving vehicles operated by Melody D. Smith, 55, Lamar, Mo. and Rachel Hearlson, 39,  Wellington.last_img read more