News | 22 April 2021


Effective 1 May 2021, Guilherme Gazabim takes on the position as Country Manager for Svitzer in Mozambique.

Guilherme Gazabim comes from a position as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Nacala Corridor – a Vale and Mitsui JV – and brings 18 years of professional experience with managing teams at multinational and national companies in the Logistics and Agribusiness segments, including leading the turn-around of a logistics company in Brazil, responsible for managing 1,500 employees and three ports. Furthermore, he has worked in different areas such as Commercial, Planning and Maintenance and has been member of the Board of the CDN, CLN, CEAR and DDN Port in Mozambique and Malawi.

“I am very pleased that Guilherme Gazabim has agreed to take on this very important position as Country Manager for Svitzer in Mozambique. Guilherme has a proven track record within the Logistics and Agribusiness segments and brings with him many years of experience working in Mozambique. With Guilherme Gazabim at the helm, we get a very skilled and competent Country Manager that can further develop Svitzer’s activities in the country,” says Alan Bradley, Svitzer Asia & Africa Cluster Head and continues:

“Mozambique is undergoing an exciting development these years and the growth potential in the country is very promising – both by virtue of human and natural resources as well as upcoming projects such as the greenfield projects in the Northern part of Mozambique. At Svitzer, we are proud to be part of that development, and we believe that our unique combination of extensive global experience and a proven track record within localisation will enable us to further contribute to the continuous positive development of Mozambique.”

Svitzer started operating in Mozambique on 1 September 2020 and provides harbor towage for Nacala Logistics (CLN) at the port of Nacala, servicing the recently built coal terminal and the main port at Nacala Porto with the two 69t BP ASD tugs Svitzer Nampula and Svitzer Nacala.