The Moatize-Macuse railway will be 525-km long and will cost about $3.5 billion. The Macuse port and railway are of vital importance as an alternative route to the sea for coal exports from Moatize. Currently, the coal companies depend on the Sena railway from Moatize to the port of Beira, which can currently handle no more than 6.5 million metric tons per year (mtpy). But the projection for coal exports is that they could reach 100 million mtpy by 2025.