Moatize is a town and district located in Tete Province in Mozambique. It is located near the town of Tete and near the Zambezi River.
In 2006, VALE, a Brazilian company gained a concession to build and operate a coal mine at Moatize to export coal via rail to Beira, a Mozambican port. Riversdale Mining, an Australian company also has coal leases in the area.
To transport coal from Moatize for export through Beira, 670 km of railway has to be upgraded at a cost of $375m. The first train in more than two decades reached Moatize on January 30, 2010.
Coordinates: 16°07′S 33°44′E / 16.117°S 33.733°E / -16.117; 33.733