P&O Expands Into East Africa

Press Release
Tuesday, October 09, 2012

P&O Maritime FZE, a specialist provider of marine services, is expanding its operations to Mozambique.

Over many years, P&O Maritime has expanded its service offering, moving into several geographic locations and now provides global maritime excellence across Australasia, Europe, South America and the Middle East & Africa.

The company is now set to provide management, pilotage, mooring services, crewing and maintenance for tugs, pilot boats and mooring boats along with other marine services at the Port of Maputo, Mozambique.

Under the agreement with the port, and as part of its commitment to enhance the port services’ safety, reliability, and efficiency, P&O Maritime will invest in new, state of the art assets as well as training and development of local people at the Port of Maputo over a period of ten years.

Gary Dockerty, Executive General Manager, P&O Maritime, Middle East and Africa said: “P&O Maritime plans to develop a pool of maritime personnel working in partnerships with local stakeholders for the benefit of Mozambique. We look forward to being able to contribute even further to improving supply chain efficiency and supporting the expansion of Mozambique’s economy.”

Osorio Lucas, Interim CEO, Port of Maputo said: “The port of Maputo is an efficient entry port for goods destined for Mozambique and its extensive hinterland as well as for exporters in the region. We look forward to working with P&O Maritime to maximise every opportunity to serve customers even better in the years ahead.”
 

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