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(Placename) the chief port of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the west at the mouth of the River Congo. Pop: 256 000 (2005 est)
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(məˈtɑ di)

a seaport in the W Democratic Republic of the Congo, near the mouth of the Zaire (Congo) River. 172,730.
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Since then, the government has adopted a series of measures to fight fraud at the port of Matadi and improve the flow of traffic on this border, notably by banning certain illegal taxes, implementing an operational order ensuring compliance with the presidential decree of 2002, which limits the number of offices operating at the various border posts to four--and de-registering non-civic customs agencies operating in the DRC.
As evidence, he cites violent anticolonial disturbances in Matadi and Leopoldville, Belgian Congo in 1945.
America even sent its warships to berth off the mouth of the River Congo at Matadi to give logistical and command-and-control support to the African-American soldiers sent to fight on the side of the Ugandan and Rwandese invaders in Congo!
The country's existing ports at Matadi and Boma are inland up the Congo River and are incapable of handling traffic from conventional ocean-going cargo liners because of a lack of capacity and draught, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers study of the country's infrastructure.
Matadi port has been refurbished to boost its capacity.
By the first week in August, Moanda port, Boma, the Inga Dam, Matadi port, Uvira and Bukavi had fallen to the rebels.
Eight ICTSI projects have been highlighted in the Project Finance index and these are Contecon Manzanillo, Mexico; Webb Dock East - Melbourne, Australia; Puerto Cortes, Honduras; ICTSI Cooperatief - Matadi, DR Congo; Lekki Deep Water, Nigeria; Toamasina - Madagascar International Container Terminal; Karachi - Pakistan International Container Terminal; and Manila International Container Terminal, Philippines.
The new bridge, which will be located 80km east of Kampala, will improve links between the Port of Mombasa and the Ugandan capital, Rwanda, Burundi, and Democratic Republic of Congo as far as the Atlantic port of Matadi. As in Mozambique, JICA is trying to focus its development along specific transport arteries.
ICTSI Congo DR will be located on the riverbank of the Congo River in Matadi, which is already the main entry point for containers into DRC serving the greater region and the Kinshasa market.
In many ports in Africa, such as Matadi in the Democratic Republic of Congo, there is a significant spike in demurrage tariffs after a few days' free time that become applicable if there are delays in clearing customs processes and other standard procedures.