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Mocotex S.A. - An Integrated Farming and Transport business in Mozambique

Company Profile

Mocotex is an integrated agribusiness and logistics company headquartered in Mocuba, Zambezia, Mozambique. The company’s operations consist of (1) commercial agricultural farming in Zambezia, (2) agri-commodity trading and (3) transport and logistics services.

Mocotex is one the leading international transport and haulage companies in Northern Mozambique delivering cost-effective solutions throughout Eastern Africa with a focus on Northern Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

The company has 200 permanent employees, provides seasonal employment for over 2000 and directly trades with more than 10,000 rural families. The company generates sales in excess of $10 million and holds assets in excess of USD 20 million.

Range of transport and logistics services

  • Regional road freight (Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa)
  • Intra-Mozambique road freight
  • Cargo type – break bulk; container cargo; loose cargo (tippers) – 28 MT loads as standard
  • Commodity exports and imports

Key cargo routes

  • Nacala to Blantyre/Lilongwe
  • Quelimane to Blantyre/Lilongwe (also available through bill of lading service via Deutsche Afrika-Linien shipping line)
  • Service between Mozambican ports and Tete (Mozambique), Zimbabwe and Zambia via transit cargo through Malawi.

Management and Shareholders

The company’s management consists of South African and European professionals with extensive experience in logistics and freight forwarding in Mozambique and Africa. Mocotex’s shareholders include an agribusiness family with 30 years of experience in Mozambique and extensive background in Lonrho Group in the 1980s and 1990s, IFU (Danish development financing institution) and Trigon Capital, a European investment bank amongst others.

The Board of Directors consists of:
John Hewlett (Chairman)
Joakim Helenius
Christine Jansby
Alex Unsgaard
Graham Hewlett

Graham Hewlett

Chief Executive Officer

Founder of the company with expertise in logistics and cotton production & trading. Graham was previously managing Plexus/Great Lakes cotton operations in Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia where he was working with up to 250,000 smallholder farmers and achieved annual sales in excess of USD 50 million.