Work is to begin shortly on a new fertilizer terminal at the port of Beira, in Mozambique, which will have a daily capacity of between 6,000 tonnes and 8,000 tonnes. It will cost an estimated $35 million to implement and is needed given the paucity of storage for fertilizer in the port, where presently only a single 2,000 tonne capacity warehouse is available.

Fertilizer traffic at Beira has increased significantly in recent years. In 1998, it handled 50,000 tonnes, whereas now this has reached 600,000 tonnes, serving customers in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, which will require between 1.2mt (million tonnes) and 1.5mt a year in the near future.