SEPTEMBER 12, 2008

 
       

MOZAMBIQUE: 
 
Corredor de Desenvolvimento do Norte (CDN)



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Background

Since 1997 a consortium led by RDC has been working to create the first regional integrated port/railway transportation system for Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.  In January 1999, the consortium negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding with CFM (Mozambique's Port and Railway Administration) to concession Mozambique's Nacala Port and Railway, which comprises 872 km of trackage to Lichinga and the Malawi border in addition to port facilities.

On January 10, 2005, the second phase of the concession was completed, and Corredor de Desenvolvimento do Norte, S.A.R.L. ("CDN") (English translation: the North Development Corridor) will begin to rehabilitate and manage the Nacala Corridor for a 15-year concession.

The Nacala Corridor consists of the Port of Nacala in Mozambique, the Northern Railway network of Mozambique, and the railway system of Malawi (CEAR).   

The project includes the rehabilitation of the 77-km section of the line between Cuamba and the border with Malawi at Entre Lagos, infrastructure improvements for Malawi to improve drainage and reduce line interruptions during the annual rains, as well as refurbish the largest natural deep-water port on the east African coast - the Port of Nacala.  The U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) provided US$29.6 million of financing for the project.

The consortium included: ERL (Bermuda) and RDC as foreign investors, along with MANICA (Mozambique), Mozambican private investors and CFM.  

On September 12, 2008 RDC and ERL sold their interests in CDN to Mozambican investor group INSITEC. Now the Nacala Corridor will be managed and operated entirely by Mozambican investors.

Operating Statistics

2008 Statistics (Last year of investment)


Major Traffic Flows

Length
in Km.

Length
in Miles

Annual Tonnage

Locomotives

Wagons

Maize
Fuels
Grain
Fertilizer
Tobacco
Sugar

 
873
 

542

245,000 Rail
876,000 Port

6

166

System Map

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[Map design provided by Bill Metzger]




News and Press Clips

Recommended Links

  "The Train of Salt and Sugar"
Based on a true story, the book follows a train and its passengers on their harrowing and often violent journey during the Mozambican civil war. Available in English and Portuguese.

 

Contact Information

CDN - PORT
Portuary Zone - Port of Nacala
P.O. Box 39
Nacala
MOZAMBIQUE

Telephone:
Telephone:
Fax:
E-Mail:
Website:

+258 26 52 6216
+258 82 302 8898
+258 26 52 6390
Porto.Nacala@cdn.co.mz 
www.portodenacala.co.mz

CDN - RAILWAY
Direcção Ferroviária dos CFM-Norte
Av. Do Trabalho, Instalações da antiga
Nampula
MOZAMBIQUE

Telephone:
Fax:
E-Mail:
Website:


+258 26 21 8709 / 4002 / 2883
+258 26 21 2040 / 7847

ferrovia.norte@cdn.co.mz
www.portodenacala.co.mz 

 


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