OCL Lda offers its customers the advantage of a complete array of integrated logistics solutions for various commodities, from origin to destination.

OCL handles road, rail, sea or air transport covering imports, exports and transit shipments, complemented with warehousing, storage, handling and tallying services.

OCL is committed to service excellence by ensuring that all services are successfully handled in a cost effective and professional manner.

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OCL’s management averages over 10 years of experience in freight forwarding, cargo and ships agency.

Our Team of young and dedicated professionals are committed to delivering exceptional service together with our meticulously selected network of operators.

Whether it is air, sea, rail, or road freight, our skilled teams will ensure that our customers cargo get to where it needs to be while providing one of the most reliable and exceptional services experienced.

OCL prides itself in providing its clients with personal, professional and exceptional service. Willing to go the extra mile for our clients and guarantee the best value for money on every move, as we strive to reduce transit times between supplier and consignee.

Open lines of communication are created between ourselves and our clients with regards to all aspects of the logistics process.

Our commitment is to best service our customer’s on an on-going and sustainable basis while Making Trade Simple.

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Maputo is located on the west side of Maputo Bay, near the Estuário do Espírito Santo where the rivers Tembe, Umbeluzi, Matola and Infulene drain. The bay is 95 kilometers long and 30 kilometers wide. At the extreme east of the city and bay is the island of Inhaca.

The total area covered by the municipality of Maputo is 346 km² and borders the city of Matola northeast and east, the districts of Marracuene to the north; Boane in the east and Matutuíne at the south all of which are part of Maputo Province. The city is 120 kilometers from the South African border at Ressano Garcia and 80 kilometers from the border with Swaziland near the town of Namaacha.

Unlocking the landlocked regions of the Mpumalanga, Gauteng, and Limpopo Provinces, the Maputo Development Corridor is a true transportation corridor. Comprising road, rail, border posts, port and terminal facilities. The Corridor runs through the most highly industrialized and productive regions of Southern Africa.


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OCL’s main objective is to provide “Transit Cargo Owners and Traders” with logistics solutions in order to guarantee the efficienct export and import of their cargoes through the Mozambican Ports.

To successfully meet our customers’ growing needs while preserving our motto of “Making Trade Simple”.

To become Mozambique’s preferred logistics service provider.

Making trade simple and efficient.


With our main office located just outside the Port of Maputo we are well positioned to service the Maputo Corridor as well as all other Mozambican Ports and Corridors supported by our network of professional port operators and agents.

OCL has a dedicated team at Lebombo / Ressano Garcia border (K4) and nominated agents at other border crossings, which assist with the border clearing procedures required for each individual movement because we know that no two moves are the same.

Our network also covers Warehousing facilities (Bonded or otherwise), Container handling, packing and unpacking and all associated services, in all the major centers.

We provide a full range of container services including collecting units out of the container terminal, transporting, packing and unpacking, customs clearance, scanning, returning boxes to container terminal.

We view Mozambique Corridors as the most convenient gateways into Southern Africa, therefore OCL has positioned itself with strategic alliances with both rail and road operators within Southern Africa to ensure that deliveries to and from ports and inland destinations within the region, are safe, efficient, cost effective and within schedule.

With vast experience in shipping, logistics chain and operations, we are able to assist our clients with project management and development.


OCL, although a recently formed company, has already handled a diversity of cargoes ranging from perishable and consumable goods to minerals, project cargoes, breakbulk and bulk shipments (e.g: citrus, poles, softwood pulp, chrome ore, modular hotel).

Our wide spectrum of services and experience enables us to provide a quality driven service to our clients and ensure we meet targeted deadlines and cost effective methods making your trade simpler in Mozambique.

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OCL’s management and board average 25 years of professional experience within the various
areas of the logistic chain (rail, road, warehousing and ports).

Dalila Tsihlakis


OCL’s Chairperson is a business woman who was a Nickyti’s Owner for 10 years and has vast experience in vessel’s chartering.

Jorge Ferraz

Managing Director

Has been in the shipping industry for over 30 years. He was the Port of Maputo’s CEO for many years, having worked before as Managing Director of the Container Terminal (MIPS).

Irina Luís

General Manager

Has over 7 years of experience in terminal, cargo and vessel operations and agency.

Rui Rodrigues

Logs & Ops Manager

Has had a varied and extensive experience in logistics covering ships and cargo agencies as well as transport over a career expanding over 10 years which has been developed in employment of a range companies, both in operational and commercial divisions.

Aissa Hussene

Finance Manager

Has extensive corporate finance experience which has been well developed over the past 13 years in a career which has spanned a wide range of financial companies.

Eduardo Luís

Bulk Carrier Coordinator

He has a vast experience with more than 10 years in the field of logistics, port and cargo operations, assembling, import and export.

Daniel Buvane

Transit Coordinator

He has been in the logistics industry for more than 20 years and has extensive experience in cargo handling and container handling.

Adilson Pereira

Imports and Exports Supervisor



Avenida Mártires de Inhaminga, 142, Maputo, Moçambique

TEL: +258 21 321 856
FAX: +258 21 321 957

EMAIL: ocl@ocl.co.mz

P.O.Box 1246, Maputo, Moçambique

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