08 October 2012

P&O Maritime expands its operations to Mozambique

- The Marine Services Company to Enhance Port of Maputo’s Efficiency 

Dubai, UAE - 03 October 2012 - P&O Maritime FZE, a specialist provider of marine services, is expanding its operations to Mozambique.

P&O Maritime provides shipping and marine logistics solutions, partnering with governments and the private sector alike. 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. 

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.” 

P&O Maritime (P&OM) originated from Beaufort Shipping Agency; the ship and operations agency of the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) vessels in Australia. P&OM began developing its marine service experience and capabilities in the late 1960s and today focuses strongly on three core areas: River / Coastal Bulk Cargo Services, Long-Term Government Contracts and Marine Port Services. P&OM offers support solutions worldwide, with bases in Melbourne (Australasia), Dubai (Middle East and Africa), Galway (Europe) and Buenos Aries (South America). 

Source: P&O Maritime