A major restructuring which resulted from the reforms that had been implemented in the recent decades was successfully concluded by the Mozambique Railways Company. The transformation of the Mozambique National Company of Ports and Railways, State-Owned Company into a Public Company through Decree Nr 40/94 of September 13th is a prerogative from that.

The involvement of private sector in the management of rail and port System was originated by the need to carry bulky investments, given the company transformation into a lighter, functional and with better and huger returns machine. The openness strategy to participation of the private management of the Rail and Port Terminals of the company was adopted through the concession model.

However, CFM maintains as its primary objective the public interest in the system.
These measures are framed in the broad program of Institutional Reform of the company that apart from hosting the component of rationalization of its assets, including the manpower component, it allows the company’s participation in business in partnership with the private sector, outside its core business – the dominance of the Ports and Railways. The returns from this activity allow CFM to widen its investor base, including the rehabilitation, modernization and expansion of its infrastructure, and implementation of new initiatives.

This (new) century will mark a new phase in the institutional history of the company. The progressive institutional development of CFM gives the company an appropriate legal character and administrative, financial, budget and accounting management empowerment so that with enough security, it meets the highly competitive market with very complex dynamics.

This is the culmination of a long journey that actually began long before the independence of Mozambique. The post independence period was characterised by a complete reorganization of the Administration of the Ports and Railways, having been immediately extinguished the Board of Directors of the Ports and Railways Services.
CFM now has a new organizational and functional structure that emphasizes horizontality, mobility and multidisciplinary of its functions as well as improving the quality of management of the company.

This new organizational and functional structure gives priority to improving the quality of company management. It is lighter, more agile, with access and availability of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) applied to the management, this fact positively contributes to the achievement of our business plan.
In the scope of restructuring, CFM has profoundly changed its mission and its programme objectives. Following the concession of the port business and the railway business, in Central and Northern Systems, CFM sole duty is the operation of fuel Terminals (in all ports) and cereals and aluminium Terminals (in Maputo Port), as well as the Southern Railways System, composed of the following railway lines: Ressano Garcia, Limpopo, Goma and Salamanga branch-line, that by decision of the Government on the recommendation of CFM shall not be subject to concession.

CFM continues to be a company concerned with matters of public nature and strong institutional component, without endangering its primary business and profitability of its assets.