The government has revealed that the pumping of fuel to Zimbabwe from Beira has resumed.
This follows emergency repairs that were done to the docking ports for fuel and pump house that had been extensively damaged by Cyclone Idai two weeks ago.
The government, through the Ministry of Information, said:
Companhia do De Pipeline Mozambique Zimbabwe staff have been working tirelessly to get things back on track. Pumping from Beira resumed last night and the jetty started receiving vessels today.
Major local fuel retailer, Total Zimbabwe had notified its customers that fuel supplies would be disrupted due to the damage caused by the Tropical Cyclone. A notice issued by Total on Thursday last week read in part:
Following the devastating effect of Cyclone Idai experienced in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, the fuel supply chain logistics into Zimbabwe have been negatively affected… the jetty in Beira has been damaged and can’t receive vessels to discharge, pumping house roof has been blown away, the electrical board was affected and the status is not yet known.