Beira Coal Terminal Sees Capacity Increase Over 20% Per Year

Nectar Group has been active in Mozambique ports since the 1980s, working in close collaboration with the Mozambique Port Authorities and port concessionaire companies to increase terminal efficiencies and capacity for coal. At Beira Coal Terminal, Nectar has been involved in pre-development consultancy process involving the design of the terminal and operational management.

Nectar Group continues to manage this terminal through out Nectar Coal Handling Mozambique division which is responsible for all of the activities relating to operations, ranging from the unloading of coal from train wagons, to loading of the vessels including maintenance of all terminal equipment.

Nectar introduced a number of efficiency improvements within the terminal since the start of cargo handling operations in December 2011. These improvements involved all major areas of handling coal such as; discharge speeds, stacking, reclaiming and ship loading activities. These long term improvements have seen an efficiency increase in reclaiming coal from the stockpile by 230%.

Furthermore, additional enhancements were made by changing the material of the transfer towers to a non-stick, anti-resistance material, which in turn reduced stoppages during ship loading time to almost nil.

The terminal, which incorporates International Best Practices, is able to load vessels at a rate of around 28,000 mts per 24 hour period. With a total capacity of 6 million tonnes per year.

The terminal is a strong example of Nectar’s management expertise and in 2013 won the IBJ award for Best Specialist Bulk Port or Terminal.

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