Mozambique postal firm launches bus service

Bus will operate mainly out of Maputo and Beira Mozambique’s postal service Correios de Moçambique has launched an inter-provincial bus service, in order to offset losses from its traditional business.

The fleet of seven buses will transport passengers and mail on eight routes. Each bus can carry 70 passengers and two tons of post.

The Correios de Mocambique said it expects the so-called Post Bus venture to generate $1.5 million annually which it hopes will go some way to balancing its books. The company said its annual revenue of about $3.25 million does not cover its operational costs.

The bus service will operate on the following routes: Maputo-Beira, Beira-Chimoio-Tete, Beira-Quelimane, Quelimane-Nampula, Nampula-Pemba, Maputo-Xai Xai-Maxixe-Beira, Pemba-Nacala, and Maputo-Quelimane.

A similar bus system is operated by the postal service of Uganda.