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Treaty Series No. 61 (1950)

Convention between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on their own behalf and

on behalf of the Government of Southern Rhodesia and the Government of the Republic of Portugal

relative to the Port of Beira and Connected Railways [With Schedule and Exchanges of Notes and Letters]

Lisbon, 17th June, 1950

Presented by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to Parliament by Command of His Majesty

LONDON HIS MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE SIXPENCE

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CONVENTION BETWEENI THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND ON THEIR OWN BEHALF AND ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF PORTUGAL RELATIVE TO THE PORT OF BEIRA AND CONNECTED RAILWAYS Lisbon, 17th June, 1950. The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (hereinafter called the Government of the United Kingdom) on their own behalf and on behalf of the Government of Southern Rhodesia and the Government of the Republic of Portugal (hereinafter called the Portuguese Government) ; Having regard to the situation created by the nationalisation of the Rhodesia Railways and its effect on the operation of the Beira Railway ; Having regard to the acquisition of the Beira Works Limited and the purchase of the Beira Railway Company 's assets by the Portuguese Government ; Having regard to the importance of the Port of Beira and its railway communications with the interior of Africa as an outlet for the resources of the territories of Southern Rhodesia , Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and to the progressive contribution which they can make to the development of Mozambique ; Considering that the maintenance of adequate facilities at the Port of Beira and over the Beira Railway is and will continue to be of vital interest to the territories in question ; Desiring to co - operate fully with a view to the development of the resources of Mozambique on the one hand and of Southern Rhodesia , Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland on the other in conformity with the principles set out in the Convention for European Economic Co-operation ,(') and thereby to contribute, in so far as each party is able, to the restoration of world prosperity and the development of the Central African territories for the benefit of the inhabitants ; Considering the necessity of carrying out works and other improvements in connexion with the Port of Beira and the Beira Railway to achieve the objects mentioned above and the advantage of arriving at a mutual understanding which will make such improvements economically realisable ; Have resolved to enter into a Convention for that purpose and have appointed as their representatives to that end, that is to say The Government of the United KingdomSir Nigel Bruce Ronald, K .C.M.G., C. V.O., His Britannic Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Lisbon ; The Government of Southern RhodesiaThe Right Honourable Sir 'Godfrey Martin Huggins , P.C., C.H., K.C.M.G., Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia ;The Portuguese Government-

His Excellency Doctor Jose Caeiro da Matta, Minister of Foreign Affairs ; ' (1)

"Treaty Series No. 59 (1949)," Cmd. 7796.

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CONVENcAO ENTRE 0 GOVERNO DA REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA E 0 GOVERNO DO REINO UNIDO DA GRA-BRETANHA E DA IRLANDA DO NORTE EM SEU NOME E EM NOME DO GOVERNO DA RODESIA DO SUL RELATIVA AO PORTO DA BEIRA E AOS CAMINHOS DE FERRO QUE 0 SERVEM

Lisboa, 17 de Junho de 1950 0 Governo da Republica Portuguesa (designado na presente Convengao por Governo Portugues) e o Governo do Reino Unido da Gra-Bretanha e da Irlanda do Norte (designado na presente Convengao por Governo do Reino Unido) em seu nome c em nome do Governo da Rodesia do Sul ; Considerando a situagao derivada da nacionalizagao dos Caminhos de Ferro da Rodesia (Rhodesia Railways) e as suas consequencias sobre a exploragao do Caminho de Ferro da Beira ; Considerando o resgate da Beira Works Limited pelo Governo Portugues c a compra, efectuada pelo mesmo Governo, do activo da Companhia do Caminho de Ferro da Beira (Beira Railway Company) ; Considerando a importancia do Porto da Beira e das suas comunicacoes ferroviarias com o interior da Africa como escoante das riquezas dos territorios da Rodesia do Sul, da Rodesia do Norte e da Niassalandia e a progressiva contribuicao que dai pode advir para o desenvolvimento de Mocambique ; Considerando que a manutengao de facilidades adequados no Porto da Beira e no Caminho de Ferro da Beira e e continuard a ser de interesse vital para os referidos territorios ; Animados do desejo de cooperar plenamente no desenvolvimento dos recursos de Mocambique de uma parse, da Rodesia do Sul, da Rodesia do Norte e da Niassalandia de outra, em harmonia com os principios enunciados na Convengao sobre Cooperacao Econdmica Europeia, e assim contribuir, no que a cada um compete, para a restauracao da prosperidade mundial e para o progresso dos territorios da Africa Central, em beneffcio dos povos ; Considerando a necessidade de levar a efeito obras e outros melhoramentos tanto no Porto como no Caminho de Ferro da Beira, para se alcancarem os fins acima mencionados, e a vantagem de se chegar a entendimento mutuo que torne esses melhoramentos economicamente realizaveis ; Resolveram celebrar uma Convencao e nomearam como seus representantes para esse efeito:

O Governo Portugues: Sua Excelencia o Doutor Jose Caeiro da Matta, Ministro dos Negocios Estrangeiros ; O Governo do Reino Unido: Sir Nigel Bruce Ronald, K.C.M.G., C.V.O., Embaixador Extraordinario e Plenipotencidrio de Sua Majestade Britanica em Lisboa O Governo da Rodesia do Sul: 0 Right Honourable Sir Godfrey Martin Huggins, P.C., K.C.M.G., Primeiro Ministro da Rodesia do Sul,

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who, having communicated their respective powers, found in good and due form, have agreed as follows ARTICLE I

(a) The Contracting Governments , recognising the substantial investment involved in the obligation to expand the Port of Beira and the Beira Railway assumed by the Portuguese Government under this Convention, adopt as an objective of their common policy that the Port and the Railway should be used to their full working capacity. (b) To that end if at any time during the currency of the present Convention(i) the volume of traffic handled by the Port of Beira or the Beira Railway over any period of six consecutive months falls substantially below the full working capacity of the said port or railway in their present state or at any stage of their progressive expansion in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (a) of. Article III, or (ii) it is established that the use of the Port of Beira or the Beira Railway up to such full working capacity is being prevented or is likely to be prevented by any change in circumstances affecting such use outside the control of the Contracting Governments or not expressly contemplated in the present Convention,

then the Contracting Governments shall, upon the request of either of them, consult together with a view to taking such reasonable steps in furtherance of the objective referred to in paragraph (a) of this Article as . may be considered necessary and consistent with the efficient and economic employment ofdhe transport resources available to the territories to which the present Convention applies. (c) The Administrations concerned shall periodically consult together with a view to fixing the full working capacity of the Port of Beira and the Beira Railway for the purpose of this Article.

'ARTICLE II

(a) The Government of the United Kingdom in respect of Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland and the Government of Southern Rhodesia shall not themselves introduce either directly or indirectly, and shall take all reasonable steps within their power to prevent , any discrimination in the territories to which this Convention applies against traffic for which the Port of Beira, on account of its proximity to sources of consumption or origin, is the natural inlet or outlet, and in particular they undertake-

(s) not to permit any discrimination in railway freight rates and charges against such traffic over lines within the territories to which this Convention applies ; (ii) not to permit alterations of railway freight rates over lines within the territories to which this Convention applies nor to enter into agreements with other countries for alterations of railway freight rates, if such alterations contribute materially to the diversion from the Port of Beira and the Beira Railway of traffic which is within the capacity of that Port and Railway

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os quais, tendo apresentado os seus respectivos poderes que se verificou estarern em boa e devida forma concordaram no seguinte: ARTIGO I

(a) Os Governos Contratantes, reconhecendo o importante emprego de capitals resultante da obrigagao de desenvolver o Porto da Beira e o Caminho de Ferro da Beira assumida pelo Governo Portugues nos termos desta Convengao, estabelecem como uma das finalidades da sua politica comum que o Porto e o Caminho de Ferro deverao ser utilizados na sua maxima capacidade de trabalho. (b) Para tal fim e. se, em qualquer altura da vigencia da presente Convengao, (i) o volume de trafego manuseado pelo Porto da Beira ou pelo Caminho de Ferro da Beira num periodo de seis meses consecutivos, cair sensivelmente abaixo da capacidade maxima de trabalho do referido Porto ou Caminho de Ferro, no seu estado actual e em qualquer fase do programa de desenvolvimento previsto na alinea (a) do Artigo III, ou, (ii) se verificar que a utilizagao do Porto da Beira on do Caminho de Ferro da Beira ate a aludida capacidade esta a ser impedida ou haja probabilidades de vir a se-lo, pot qualquer modifig5o de circunstancias independente da vontade dos Governos Contratantes, on nao expressamente prevista na presente ConvengAo, mas que afecte tal utilizag5o, as Governos Contratantes, a pedido de qualquer deles, e corn o fim de atingir a objectivo definido na alinea (a), concertar-se-5o sobre as providencias razoaveis a toinar, que se considerem necessarias e se coadunem corn o emprego eficiente e economico das possibilidades de transporte de que dispoem as territorios abrangidos pela presente Convengdo. (c) As administragoes interessadas deverao consultar-se periodicamente, para os efeitos dente Artigo, a fim de se concertarem sobre a maxima capacidade de trabalho a atribuir ao Porto da Beira e ao Caminho de Ferro da Beira. ARTIGO II

(a) 0 Governo do Reino Unido, no que respeita it Rodesia do Norte e a Niassal andia, e o Governo da Rodesia do Sul, obrigam-se a nao praticar, directa on indirectamente, qualquer descriminagao nos territorios abrangidos por esta Convengao contra o trafego para o qual o Porto da Beira constitue o natural escoante por motivo da sua proximidade dos centros de consumo ou de origern e a adoptar todas as medidas razoaveis que estiverem ao seu alcance para evitar essa descrimihagao. Em special obrigam-se: (i) a nao permitir qualquer descriminagao contra esse trafego nas tarifas por tonelada e por milha e nos encargos impostos nas linhas dos territorios abrangidos pela presente Conveng5o ;

(ii) a nao permitir alteragoes nas tarifas por tonelada e por milha nas linhas dos territorios abrangidos por esta Convengao, nem entrar em acordos corn outros paises para esse efeito, se this alteragoes contribuirern sensivelmente para o desvio. do Porto da Beira e do Caminho de Ferro da Beira, do trafego que a capacidade daquele Porto e Caminho de Ferro comporte ; 5 39361

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(iii) not to permit the railway freight rates over the lines within the territories to which this Convention applies on goods proceeding direct to and from the Port of Beira to exceed the railway freight rates on the same goods proceeding direct to and from other ports , in so far as the direct operating costs are similar and distances covered the same ; (iv) (1) to continue to accord the railway rates preferences in favour of the Port of Beira over ports in the Union of South Africa at a level not lower than those set out in the schedule to this Convention, subject to the provisions of section (2) of this sub - paragraph ; (2) if a diminution in such rates preferences should arise from an increase by the Beira Railway of the freight rates over its lines, the possibility of restoring such preferences shall be the subject of consultations between the Railway Administrations concerned. If they are unable to agree on the measures to be taken to adjust the matter to their mutual satisfaction , it shall be referred by them to the Contracting Governments in order that they may consult together in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (b) of Article I (v) to maintain the Rhodesia Railways in a state of efficiency adequate to the requirements of the traffic proceeding to or from Beira. (b) It shall be understood that the provisions of this Article shall be dependent on the maintenance of an adequate service in the Port of Beira and on the Beira Railway , and on the dues , rates and other charges levied on traffic passing through the Port of Beira to or from Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia or Nyasaland not being such as to make that traffic uneconomic.

ARTICLE III

(a) The Portuguese Government undertake to maintain the Port of Beira and the Beira Railway in a state of efficiency adequate to the requirements of the traffic proceeding to or from Southern Rhodesia , Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland , to which end they will promote the execution of the works and the acquisition of the equipment necessary for the technical and economic development of the Port of Beira and the Beira Railway and in order to expedite the handling of cargoes and clearance of ships and railway traffic. Particulars of these works and this equipment are contained in the letters exchanged between the Administrations of the Mozambique and Beira Railways and the Rhodesia Railways. (b) After the completion of the works and the acquisition of the equipment mentioned in the letters exchanged under paragraph (a) of this Article, the Portuguese Government undertake to execute such further works of expansion and acquire such additional equipment as may be required to meet the demands of future traffic and may be found justifiable on technical and economic grounds after full consultation between the Contracting Governments. (c) In addition , the Contracting Governments shall consult together from time to time with respect to the execution of the works and the acquisition of the equipment required for carrying out the provisions of this Article. 6

(iii) a nao permitir que as tarifas por tonelada e por milha , aplicdveis as linhas dos territorios abrangidos por esta Convengao e que incident sobre as mercadorias directamente destinadas ao Porto da Beira on dele procedentes , excedam as tarifas por tonelada e por milha que incidem sobre as mesmas mercadorias , destinadas a outros portos on deles procedentes para as mesmas distancias e para semelhantes custos directos de trabalho de exploragao;

(iv) (1) a manter as tarifas ferrovidrias preferenciais a favor do Porto da Beira sobre os portos da Uniao da Africa do Sul em nivel nao inferior aos indicados na tabela anexa it presence Convengao, salva a hipotese prevista no secgao 28 deste ntimero; (2) Se de aumentos de tarifas no Caminho de Ferro da Beira resultar qualquer redugao das mencionadas preferencias , a possibilidade do seu restabelecimento sera objecto de consultas entre as Administragoes dos Caminhos do Ferro interessadas . No caso de nao chegarem a acordo quanto as providencias a adoptar para resolver o assunto de forma satisfatdria para ambas as Administragoes, sera o mesmo submetido pelas referidas Administracoes aos Governos Contratantes , a fim de que estes possam consultar - se para efeito da alinea (b) do Artigo 1; (v) a manter os Caminhos de Ferro da Rodesia em estado de eficiencia adequado as necessidades do trdfego destinado a Beira on dela procedente; (b) Fica entendido que os compromissos deste Artigo dependent de ser adequado o servigo no Porto da Beira e no Caminho de Ferro da Beira, e de as taxas, tarifas e outras imposigoes que onerem o trdfego pelo Porto da Beira destinado a Rodesia do Sul , a Roddsia do Norte on a Niassalandia on delas procedente nao tomarem esse trdfego anti-economico.

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(a) 0 Governo Portugues compromete - se a manter o Porto da Beira e o Caminho de Ferro da Beira em estado de eficiencia adequado as exigencias do trdfego destinado a Rodesia do Sul , a Rodesia do Norte e it Niassalandia ou delas procedente , para o que promoverd a realizagao de obras e a aquisigao de equipamento necessdrio para o desenvolvimento tdcnico e economico do Porto da Beira e do Caminho de Ferro da Beira, a fim de acelerar o manuseamento das cargas , o desembarago dos navios e o trdfego do Caminho de Ferro. Os pormenores destas obras e deste equipamento constarao de cartas trocadas entre as Administragoes dos Caminhos de Ferro de Mocambique e da Beira e dos Caminhos de Ferro da Rodesia. (b) Depois de completadas as obras e de adquirido o equipamento aludidos nas cartas trocadas nos termos da alinea anterior o Governo Portugues compromete - se a realizar as obras de ampliagao e a adquirir o equipamento adicional para satisfazer as exigencias do trdfego futuro, se para tal encontrar justificagao tanto no aspecto tdcnico como no economico depois de , em conjunto , os Governos Contratantes terem procedido a um completo exame da materia. (c) Independentemente do disposto na alinea anterior os Governos Contratantes consultar- se-ao , de tempos a tempos , acerca da realizagao das obras e da aquisigao do equipamento que a satisfagao das disposigoes deste Artigo determinar.

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ARTICLE IV

(a) The Contracting Governments shall not permit any modification of the railway rates in force in respect of traffic in transit through Beira without prior consultation with the Administrations concerned, which are as follows:(i) in the case of through traffic to or from the Rhodesia Railways, the Administrations of the Rhodesia Railways and the Beira Railway; (ii) in the case of through traffic to or from the Trans-Zambesia Railway, the Administrations of the Trans-Zambesia Railway and the Beira Railway ; (iii) in the case of through traffic to or from the Nyasaland Railways, the Administrations of the Nyasaland Railways and the Beira Railway. (b) The Portuguese Government shall take all reasonable steps to avoid ahy discrimination in rates and chaiges over the Beira Railway against traffic to or from Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland. ARTICLE V During the currency of the present Convention the Portuguese Government will not exercise their rights to levy transit dues on goods imported or exported Through the Port of Beira to or from the territories to which this Convehtion applies.

This concession does not cover any stamp tax which may be payable. ARTICLE VI

(a) The passage of persons, goods, vehicles, railway carriages and wagons to or from Mozambique or to or from Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia or Nyasaland shall not be liable in the territories to which this Convention applies to any interference or restriction except those which are required by police, customs, health and statistical regulations. (b) The regulations mentioned in paragraph (a) of this Article shall be framed to avoid unnecessary delays which might prevent the rapid transit of persons or goods to or from Mozambique; or to or from Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia or Nyasaland. (c) Persons, goods, vehicles; railway carriages and wagons in transit through Mozambique to or from Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia or Nyasaland shall not be subjected in Mozambique to any discrimination based on their nationality, destination, or place of origin. The same provisions shall apply to persons, goods, vehicles, railway carriages and wagons in transit to or from Mozambique through Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia or Nyasaland. (d) A special agreement shall be made to regulate the customs formalities to be carried out by Southern Rhodesian Customs staff in Beira and by Mozambique Customs staff in Umtali, and to provide for reciprocal facilities for the establishment of such staff in those territories. Similar arrangements shall, if necessary, be made in respect of Northern Rhodesian and'Nyasaland Customs staff in Mozambique and Mozambique Customs staff in Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland. 8

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ARTIGO IV

(a) Os Governs Contratantes nao permitirao qualquer alteragio nas tarifas do caminho de ferro em vigor para o trafego de transito pela Beira 5em que as Administracoes interessadas se consultem previamente, comp segue:

(i) No caso de transito directo para on do Caminho de Ferro da Roddsia. a Administragao do Caminho de Ferro da Roddsia e a Administracao do Caminho de Ferro da Beira ; (ii) No caso de transito directo para ou do Caminho de Ferro da TransZambezia , a respectiva Administracao e a Administragao do Caminho de Ferro da Beira ; (iii) No caso de transito directo pars on do Caminho de Ferro da Niassalandia , a respectiva Administragao e a Administracao do Caminho de Ferro da Beira. (b) 0 Governo Portugues tomara todas as providencias razoaveis para evitar qualquer descriminagao nas tarifas e imposigoes do Caminho de Ferro da Beira contra o trafego para on da Roddsia do Sul, Roddsia do Norte e Niassalandia. ARTIGO V

Durante a vigencia da presente Convencao , o Governo Portugues nao lard use do seu direito de lancar taxas de transito sobre as mercadorias importadas ou exportadas pelo Porto da Beira para ou dos territories a que esta Convencao se aplica.

Nao se compreende nesta concessao o imposto do Selo que for devido. ARTIGO VI

(a) A passagem de pessoas , mercadorias , veiculos , carruagens de caminho de ferro e vagoes para on de Mocambique e pars ou da Roddsia do Sul, Roddsia do Norte e Niassalandia nao ficard sujeita nos territories referidos nesta Convencao a qualquer interferencia ou restrigao , salvo as exigidas pelos regulamentos de policia , alfandega , higiene publica e estatfstica. (b) Nas disposigoes dos regulamentos mencionados na alinea (a) deste Artigo evitar- se-5o demoras desnecessarias que obstem a passagem rdpida de pessoas on mercadorias para on de Mocambique ou para e da Roddsia do Sal, Roddsia do Norte e Niassalandia. (c) As pessoas, mercadorias , veiculos . carruagens de caminho de ferro e vagoes em transito atravds de Mocambique com destine a Roddsia do Sul, Roddsia do Norte on Niassalandia , on provindo desses territories , nao ficarao sujeitos em Mocambique a qualquer descriminag5o baseada na sua nacionalidade, destino on origem. Iguais disposicoes se aplicam a' s pessoas , mercadorias , veiculos, carruagens de caminho de ferro e vagoes em transito atravds da Roddsia do Sul, Roddsia do Norte e Niassalandia procedentes de on destinadas a Mocambique.

(d) Em acordo especial se regularao as formalidades aduaneiras que podem ser executadas pelos empregados das Alfandegas da Roddsia do Sul na Beira e pelos empregados das Alfandegas de Mocambique em Umtali, e se providenciard acerca de reciprocal facilidades para o estabelecimento dos mesmos empregados nestes territories . Acordos similares serao celebrados, se for necessdrio , para os empregados das Alfandegas da Ro(Idsia do Norte e Niassalandia em Mocambique e de Mocambique na Roddsia do Norte e Niassalandia. 9

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ARTICLE VII

(a) In the interest of Southern Rhodesia , Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland, the Portuguese Government shall establish in Beira a free zone into which and from which goods proceeding to or from these territories may be imported , stored , processed , manufactured and exported to foreign countries without payment of any charges in respect of import , export or re-export.

(b) The Portuguese Government shall define the area of the free zone and shall draw up and publish in the shortest time possible the legal provisions governing its utilisation. ARTICLE VIII

(a) Matters concerning the inter -related workings of the railways of the territories to which the present Convention applies shall be the subject of Working Agreements to be concluded between the respective Railway Administrations with the approval of the Contracting Governments. (b) The Working Agreements shall contain provisions whereby alterations and additions thereto may be agreed by the said Railway Administrations, provided always that alterations of or additions to the matters of principle, which are to be defined in Notes to be exchanged by the Contracting Governments in ratification of each such Working Agreement , shall require the prior approval of the Contracting Governments. (c) After such approval these Working Agreements shall be binding on the Contracting Governments. ARTICLE IX

The Portuguese Government agree to sell to the Rhodesia Railways the section of the line between Umtali and the frontier of Mozambique on conditions to be agreed between the two Governments. ARTICLE X

(a) The Portuguese Government shall establishin Beiraan Advisory Board, the functions of which shall be to consider and advise as to the best means of developing and facilitating the traffic passing through the Port of Beira and on the Beira Railway to or from Southern Rhodesia , Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

(b) The Portuguese Government shall invite , through the Governments of Southern Rhodesia , Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland , the agricultural, commercial , industrial and mining organisations in these territories to nominate between them five representatives to the Board. (c) Representation on the Board shall be given to shipping companies established in Beira. (d) Copies of the minutes of the meetings of the Board and of its reports shall be sent to the Governments of Mozambique , Southern Rhodesia. Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland not later than 15 days after each meeting. without prejudice to the right of the Board to submit its reports to the Portuguese Government also. ARTICLE XI The Contracting Governments shall as soon as possible initiate negotiations for the conclusion of Trade and Establishment Agreements applicable between Mozambique on the one hand and the territories of Southern Rhodesia, 10

ARTIGO VII

(a) A favor da Roddsia do Sul, da Roddsia do Norte e da Niassalandia. o Governo Portugues estabelecera na Beira uma zona franca na qual e da qual as mercadorias provenientes daqueles territdrios on a ties destinadas possam ser importadas , armazenadas , manipuladas , manufacturadas (transformadas on semi - transformadas) e exportadas para pals estrangeiro , sem pagamento de quaisquer direitos de importagao, exportag5o on re-exportag5o. (b) 0 Governo Portugues delinritard a zona franca a elaborara e publicard no mais curio prazo de tempo possivel, as disposigoes legais regendo a sua utilizag5o. ARTIGO VIII (a) Os assuntos respeitantes a coordenagao do funcionamento dos caminhos de ferro dos territorios abrangidos pela presente ConvengAo serao objecto de acordos de trabalho a concluir entre as respectivas Administragoes dos Caminhos de Ferro , corn a aprovagao dos Governos Contratantes. (b) Nos acordos de trabalho prever -se-a a possibilidade de alteragoes on aditamentos a ajustar entre as respectivas Administragoes entendendo-se que so os referentes a questoes de principio necessitardo de prdvia aprovagiio dos Govemos Contratantes . Nas notas trocadas entre estes para a aprovag5o dos acordos ficarao definidas essas questoes de principio. (c) Aos referidos acordos ficam obrigados os governs que os tenham honmologado. ARTIGO IX

0 Governo Portugues concorda em vender a Rodesia do Sul o trogo da linha entre Umtali e a fronteira de Mocambique em condigoes a combinar entre os dois Governos. ARTIGO X

(a) 0 Governo Portugues instituira na Beira uma Junta Consultiva, cujas fungoes serao as de estudar e dar parecer sobre os melhores meios de desenvolver e facilitar o trafego pelo Porto e Caminho de Ferro da Beira Para ou da Roddsia do Sul, Rodesia do Norte a Niassalandia. (b) 0 Governo Portugues convidara, por intermddio dos Governos Roddsia du Sul, Roddsia do Norte e Niassalandia, as organizagoes agricultura , do comdreio , da industria e das minas destes territdrios designarem , de entre elas, cinco representantes seus na Junta. (c) Desta Junta deverdo fazer parse representantes das Companhias Navegagao estabelecidas na Beira.

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(d) As copias das actas das sessoes da Junta e dos seus relatorios serao enviadas aos Governos de Mocambique, Rodesia do Sul, Rodesia do Norte e Niassalandia no prazo maximo de quinze dias depois da sess5o a que disserem respeito , sem prejuizo de a Junta poder tambem submeter os seus pareceres ao Governo Portugues.

ARTIGO XI Os Governos Contratantes iniciardo tao redo quanto possivel negociagoes para a conclus5o de Acordos Comerciais e de Estabelecimento aplicaveis em Mocambique, de uma parse, e nos territorios da Rodesia do Sul, Roddsia do II

Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland on the other hand . It is contemplated that such agreements will include provisions prescribing conditions applicable to the citizens of one party to any such agreement residing in'the territories of the other ' party ; for facilitating the passage of citizens of one party travelling to or from the territories of the other party ; for regulating customs tariffs between territories of the parties and where possible providing for the free interchange of certain classes of goods ; and for the reciprocal appointment by the parties of commercial and other representatives. ARTICLE XII

(a) Upon the request in writing by one Contracting Government to the other any difference or dispute about the interpretation or application of the present Convention shall be referred to two arbitrators , one to be appointed by each Contracting Government within one month after the date of receipt of any such request. (b) The two arbitrators shall give their decision within four months of the date on which they are appointed . If they cannot agree on a decision regarding the settlement of the difference or dispute within that time -limit, they shall refer the difference or dispute to,a third arbitrator appointed by them , who shall himself decide it within four months from the date on which be is appointed. If the two arbitrators are unable to agree on the appointment of the third arbitrator , he shall be appointed by a third Power designated by the Contracting Governments. (c) The decision of the two arbitrators or the third arbitrator , if appointed, shall be final and binding on the Contracting Governments.

ARTICLE XIII

(a) The territories to which the present Convention applies are Mozambique, Southern Rhodesia , Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland. (b) For the purpose of the present Convention(s) " the Beira Railway " is the railway formerly operated under a concession from the Portuguese Government by a company named the " Beira Railway Company Limited " and now the property of the Portuguese Government; (ii) " Rhodesia Railways " shall mean the railways now owned or operated by the Rhodesia Railways , whose Head Office is at Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia , with the addition of the section of the line between Umtali and the frontier of Mozambique when acquired; (iii) "Nyasaland Railways " shall mean the railways now owned by Nyasaland Railways Limited , whose head Office is in London, including its subsidiary , the Central Africa Railway Company. (iv) "The Trans- Zambesia Railway " shall mean the railway now owned by the Trans -Zambesia Railway Company, whose Head Office is in London, (c) The provisions of the present Convention shall apply equally to such new lines as may be opened for operation in the territories mentioned in paragraph (a) of this Article after the entry into force of the present Convention, 12

Norte e Niassalandia, da outra. Serao materias a considerar nestes acbrdos as relativas an regime aplicavel aos cidad"aos de uma das partes residences nos territorios da outra pane;' as facilidades de passagem de cidad"aos de uma das partes que se dirijam aos territorios da outra parte on deles procedam ! as pautas aduaneiras entre territorios das partes e, quando possivel, o livre interc5mbio de certas categorias de mercadorias e a nomeagao reciproca, pelas partes, de agentes comerciais e outros.

ARTIGO

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(a) As divergencias e controversias acerca da interpretag5o ou aplicagao da presente Convengao ser5o, mediante pedido escrito dirigido por um dos Governs Contratantes ao outro, submetidas a dois arbitros, nomeados um por cada Govern Contratante no prazo de um mes apos a data de recepgao do pedido.

(b) Os dois arbitros darao a sua decisao no prazo de quarto meses a partir da data da nomeagao. Se nao chegarem a acordo dentro daquele prazo submeterao a divergencia on controversia a um terceiro arbitro por eles designado, o qual decidira no mesmo prazo, a partir da respectiva nomeagao. Se os dois arbitros nao conseguirem chegar a acordo quanto a nomeagao do terceiro arbitro, sera ele designado por uma terceira Potencia a indicar pelos Governs Contratantes. (c) A decisao dos arbitros referidos na alinea (a) on do terceiro drbitro, quando o houver, sera definitiva e obrigard os Governos Contratantes.

ARTIGO XIII (a) Os territorios a que a presente Convengao se aplica s5o us de Mogambique, da Rodesia do Sul, da Rodesia do Norte e da Niassalandia. (b) Para efeitos da presente Convengao: (i) " Beira Railway," e o caminho de ferro actualmente propriedade do Govern Portugues, que antigamente foi explorado pela Companhia concessiondria do Governo Portugues, chamada " Beira Railway Company Limited," Sociedade Anonima Inglesa ; (ii) "Rhodesia Railways" designam os caminhos de ferro actualmente pertencentes ou explorados pelos Caminhos de Ferro da Rodesia, cuja sede a em Bulawayo, Rodesia do Sul, a que se adicionara a secgao de linhas entre Umtali e a fronteira portuguesa quando tal secgao vier a ser adquirida ; (iii) " Nyasaland Railways " designam os caminhos de ferro actualmente pertencentes a " Nyasaland Railways Limited," cuja sede a em Londres, incluindo a companhia subsididria " Central Africa Railway Company "; (iv) " The Trans-Zambezia Railway " indica o caminho de ferro actualmente pertencente a "Trans-Zambezia Railway Company," cuja sede e em Londres. (c) As disposigoes da presente Convengao aplicam-se igualmente as novas linhas que forem abertas a explorag5o nos territorios mencionados na alinea (a) deste Artigo, depois da entrails em vigor da presente Conveng5o. 13

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ARTICLE XIV

(a) This Convention shall be in force for a period of twenty years from the date of its signature . In case neither of the Contracting Governments shall have given notice to the other six months before the date of expiration of this period of their intention to terminate it, it shall remain in force until the expiration of six months from the date on which either of the Contracting Governments shall have denounced it. (b) After the expiry of the first ten years from the date of the signature of this Convention, either of the Contracting Governments may request a revision of its terms by giving one year's notice to the other Contracting Government. In witness whereof the representatives of the respective Governments, being, duly authorised to that effect, have signed the present Convention and have affixed thereto their seals. Done at Lisbon in duplicate in English and Portuguese this seventeenth day of June, 1950, both texts being equally authentic. (L.S.)

N. RONALD.

(L.S.)

JOSE CAEIRO DA MATTA.

SCHEDULE The following are the railway rates preferences referred to in Article II (a) (iv) in favour of Beira . over the ports and port towns specified in the table set out below, in respect of each 100 tbs. of traffic consigned to Bulawayo and places north thereof:Port Town

Rate

From Table Bay, Cape') 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 8 9 10 Town and Mossel)} 73d. 61d. 50d. 40d. 39d. 36d. 34d. 35d. 33d. 34d. Bay. From Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, Buffalo Harbour, East London Point and Durban.

42d. 36d. 30d. 23d. 24d.22d. 22d. 24d. 27d. 26d.

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ARTIGO XIV

(a) Esta Convengao vigorara por urn periodo de vinte anon a contar da data da sua assinatura . No caso de nenhurn dos Governs Contratantes notificar o outro , leis meses antes do termo deste periodo, a sua inteng5o de a fazer cessar, continuara a mesma em vigor ate leis meses depois da data em que for denunciada por qualquer das Governs Contratantes. (b) Passado o primeiro periodo de dez anos a contar da assinatura , poderd qualquer dos Governos pedir a revisao das clausulas da ConvenFao , notificando o outro Governo com um ano de antecede"ncia. Em testemunho do que as representantes dos respectivos Governos. devidamente autorizados para o efeito, assinaram a presente Conven95o e the apuseram os seus selos. Feito em Lisboa, em duplicado, em portugues a em ingles, tendo ambos as textos igual valor, aos dezassete Bias de Junho de mil novecentos a cinquenta. (L.S.)

JOSE CAEIRO DA MATTA.

(L.S.)

N. RONALD.

TABELA ANEXA As preferencias nas tarifas dos Caminhos de Ferro a favor do Porto da Beira , a que se refere o Artigo 11 (a) (iv) sobre as portos e cidades portuArias sao as que constant da tabela seguinte por cada 100 libras de trafego consignado a Bulawayo e aos locais ao norte delta cidade: Tarifa

Cidade Portadria

9 10 5 6 7 8 2 3 4 De Table Bay, Cape t 1 Town e Mossel Bay J 73d. 61d. 50d. 40d. 39d. 36d. 34d. 35d. 34d. 33d. De Aleoa Bay, Port Buffalo Elisabeth, 23d . 24d . 22d . 22d . 24d . 27d . 26d . Harbour, East Lon- 42d . 36r1 . 30d . don Point e Durban j

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EXCHANGES OF NOTES No. 1 His Majesty's Anihassador at Lisbon to the Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs

British Embassy, Your Excellency , Lisbon , 17th June, 1950. During the negotiations between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Portugal which have now resulted in the signature of the Convention of 1950, considerable discussion took place concerning the freight rates to be charged by the Rhodesian Railways over their lines and more particularly for traffic to or from the Port of Beira. In the course of these discussions the Government of Portugal asked to be reassured as to the policy which will be followed by the Rhodesian Railways with regard to the fixing of freight charges. I have the honour to assure your Excellency that the Rhodesian Railways will, during the period covered by the Convention , continue to be run with due regard to economy of operation and will be administered on sound business principles . This policy will naturally involve the fixing of rates and fares so that revenue will cover all working expenses and maintenance charges and provide an adequate return on the capital invested. I feel certain that the Government of Portugal will regard this assurance as satisfactory. I avail, &c. (Sd) N. RONALD.

No. 2 The Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs to His Majesty's Ambassador at Lisbon Ministerio dos Negbcios Estrangeiros, Lisboa , 17 de Junho de 1950. Senhor Embaixador, 'Tenho a honra de acusar a recepsao da Nota de Vossa- Excelencia de 17 de Junho de 1950 e de registar as segurangas nela contidas acerca da politica a seguir pelos caminhos de ferro da Roddsia no periodo de vigencia da Conventao de 1950 , relativamente it fixapao de tarifas nas suas hnhas. 0 Governo Portugues manifesta a sua satisfapao pelas seguranoas dadas em relacao a essa politica que em seu parecer constitui uma condicao necessaria para que as mais garantias estabelecidas na Conventoo possam funcionar com a eficiencia desejada no comum interesse dos territdrios servidos pelo Porto e Caminho de Ferro da Beira. Aproveito, &c. (Ass.) JOSS CAEIRO DA MATTA. (Translation of No. 2) Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lisbon , 17th June, 1950. Your Excellency , I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellency 's Note of

17th June , 1950, and to take note of the assurances therein contained concerning the policy to be followed by the Rhodesia Railways during the period 16

S73 covered by the Convention with regard to the fixing of freight rates over their lines. The Government of Portugal express their satisfaction with the assurances given in respect of this policy, which, in their view, is an essential condition if the other guarantees provided in the Convention are to operate with that efficiency which is desirable in the common interest of the territories served by the Port of Beira and the Beira Railway. I avail, &c. (Sd.) JOSE CAEIRO DA MATTA.

No. 3 The Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs to His Majesty's Ambassador at Lisbon Senhor EmbaiAador,

Ministerio dos Negocios Estrangeiros, Lisboa, 17de Junho de 1950.

.No Artigo VIII da Conventoo assinada em Lisboa em 17 de Junho de 1950 estabelece-se que as questoes relativas a coordenagao do funcionamento dos Caminhos de Ferro de Mocambique, Rodesia do Sul, Roddsia do Norte e Niassalandia devem ser sujeitas a um Acordo de Trabalho a concluir entre as respectivas Administragoes ferrovidrias corn a aprovagao dos Governos Contratantes. Tenho a honra de comunicar a Vossa Excelencia que as Administragoes do Camihho de Ferro da Beira e dos Rhodesia Railways concordaram no seguinte : (i) Adoptar como Acordo de Trabalho a respeito de tais questoes o Acordo de Trabalho celebrado entre a Administragao dos Caminhos de Ferro da Beira e a Administragao dos Rhodesia Railways, datado de 24 de Margo de 1949, sujeito as modificagoes do Artigo 52 (e) (iv) que sera concebido nos seguintes termos: "Os Rhodesia Railways concordam em pagar ao Caminho de Ferro da Beira a soma de 8d. por tonelada de trafego de importagao e exportacao que passa pelo Porto dirigido para e provedente das linhas dos Rhodesia Railways excluindo o material de aprovisionamento, e os Caminhos de Ferro da Beira concordant em pagar aos Rhodesia Railways a parte proporcional do percurso de Is. por tonelada sobre todo o cobre proveniente das minas de cobre da Rodesia do Norte exportado pelo Porto." e sujeito a substituicao dos Caminhos de Ferro de Mocambique por Caminhos de Ferro da Beira sempre que se empregue aquela expressao que significard a entidade responsavel pela administragao do Caminho de Ferro da Beira. (ii) One os assuntos tratados nos Artigos 1, 4, 9, 52, 54, 60, 77 e 95 desse Acordo de Trabalho devem considerar-se comp questoes de principio para os efeitos do Artigo VIII da Convengao. (iii) Que a Administragao do Porto da Beira tern liberdade de estabelecer os encargos portuarios que forem necessarios tendo em conta as disposicoes do Artigo II (b) da referida Convencoo. Tenho a honra de comunicar tambem a Vossa Excelencia que o Governo Portugues aprova o Acordo de Trabalho como ficou estabelecido entre as Administragoes ferroviarias interessadas. Aproveito, &c. (Ass.) JOSE CAEIRO DA MATTA. 17

(Translation of No. 3) Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Your Excellency , Lisbon , 17th June, 1950. In Article VIII of the Convention signed in Lisbon on 17th June, 1950,

it is agreed that questions relating to the co -ordination of the working of the railways of Mozambique , Southern Rhodesia , Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland shall be subject to a Working Agreement to be concluded between the respective Railway Administrations with the approval of the Contracting Governments. I have the honour to inform your Excellency that the Administrations of the Beira Railway and the Rhodesia Railways have agreed as follows: (i) To adopt as the Working Agreement concerning such matters the Working Agreement made between the Administration of the Beira Railway and the Administration of the Rhodesia Railways dated 24th March , 1949, subject to the modification of Article 52 (e) (iv) which will read as follows:" Rhodesia Railways agree to pay to the Caminho de Ferro da Beira the sum of 8d. per ton on import ' and export traffic passing through the Port to and from the lines of the Rhodesia Railways excluding the railway stores, and the Caminho de Ferro da Beira agree to pay to the Rhodesia Railways a mileage proportion of 1(- per ton on all copper from the Northern Rhodesia Copper Mines exported through the Port," and subject to the substitution of Caminho de. Ferro da Beira for Caminho de Ferro de Mocambique wherever this expression occurs, which shall mean the Beira Railway Administration. (ii) That the subject matters of Articles 1, 4, 9, 52, 54, 60 , 77 and 95 of this Working Agreement are to be regarded as matters of principle for the purposes of Article VIII of the Convention. (iii) That the Port of Beira Administration is free to impose such port charges as may be necessary , subject to the provisions of Article II (b) of the said Convention. I also have the honour to inform your Excellency that the Portuguese Government approve the Working Agreement as agreed between the Railway Administrations. I avail, &c. (Sd.) JOSE CAEIRO DA MATTA.

No. 4 His Majesty ' s Ambassador at Lisbon to the Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs

British Embassy, Your Excellency , Lisbon, 17th June, 1950. I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellency's Note of to - day's date in which you inform me that pursuant to the provisions of Article VIII of the Convention signed at Lisbon on 17th June , 1950, the Administrations of the Beira Railway and the Rhodesia Railways have agreed upon the Working Agreement to be concluded between them on matters 18

concerning the inter-related working of the railways of Mozambique, Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia and Nvasaland, which is as follows:[Clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) as in No. 3.] Your Excellency also informed me that the Portuguese Government approve the Working Agreement as agreed between the Railway Administrations. I have the honour to inform your Excellency that the Governments of the United Kingdom and of Southern Rhodesia also approve this Working Agreement.

I avail, &c. (Sd.) N. RONALD. No. 5 His Majesty's Ambassador at Lisbon to the Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs British Embassy,

Your Excellency, Lisbon, 17th June, 1950. In connexion with the Convention relative to the Port of Beira and its connected railways signed to-day, I have the honour to inform your Excellency that the phrase " now owned by Nyasaland Railways Limited," in Article XIII (b) (iii) of that Convention includes the section of the line between Lake Nyasa and Blantyre known as the Northern Extension. I avail, &c. (Sd.) N. RONALD. No. 6

The Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs to His Majesty's Ambassador at Lisbon Ministerio dos Neg6cios Estrangeiros, Lisboa, 17 de Junho de 1950. Senhor Embaixador, Tenho a honra de acusar a recepgao da Nota de Vossa Excelencia de hoje,

na qual se dignou comunicar-me que a frase " actualmente pertencentes h Nyasaland Railways Limited," no Artigo XIII (b) (iii) da Convengao relativa ao Porto da Beira e Caminhos de Ferro que o servem. inclue o trogo da linha entre o Lago Niassa e Blantyre, conhecido per Extensao do Norte (Northern Extension). Aproveito, &c. JOSE CAEIRO DA MATTA. (Ass.) (Translation of No. 6) Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

Lisbon, 17th June, 1950. Your Excellency, I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellency's Note of to-day, in which you were good enough to inform me that the phrase " now owned by Nyasaland Railways Limited," in Article XIII (b) (iii) of the Convention relative to the Port of Beira and its connected railways, includes the section of the line between Lake Nyasa and Blantyre known as the Northern Extension. I avail, &c. JOSE CAEIRO DA MATTA. (Sd.) 19

LETTERS No. 1 Major Francisco dos Santos Pinto Teixeira to Sir Godfrey Huggins Direcsao dos Servi4!os dos Portos, Caminhos de Ferro e Transportes Excelencia , da Colonia de Mocambique. Em referencia ao que se dispoe na alinea (a) do Artigo III da Convencao entre o Governo Portugu es a os Governos do Reino Unido e da Roddsia do Sul, assinada em Lisboa nesta data , venho dar conhecimento a V. Exa. das decisoes tomadas pelo Governo Portugues em relagao ao Porto da Beira e ao Caminho de Ferro da Beira quanto a obras a realizar e equipamento a adquirir: I.-No mais curio prazo de tempo e em qualquer caso dentro do periodo de leis meses a partir da data da assinatura da Convencao , serao iniciados os seguintes , trabalhos que deverao estar concluidos no prazo de dois anos a contar daquela data: (1) (a) Constriigao de um cars acostavel em Aguas profundas pail o carreganiento de minerio e eitecugao das obras complementaies paia o seu servigo; (b) Aterro a rectaguarda dos cais n°°. 4 e 5; (c) Montagem de todos os dispositivos mecanicos necessarios para a descarga dos vagoes de minerio a pars a remogao deste para os terraplenos, cais e navios; (d) Montagem das necessarias linhas de resguardo , etc., para servigo do novo cais de minerio; (e) Cbnstrugao de uma ligacao ferroviaria entre a agulha eaistente no cais n °. 5 e uma das gates actuais. A linha ficara assente sobre aterro on cavaletes on ambos; (f) Remodelacao das linhas ferreas existentes na area do porto de forma a obter - se uma maior facilidade de acesso ao cais; a ampliagao das areas destinadas a depdsitos e o estabelecimento de gates de manobras e de concentrag"ao proximas dos cais para facilitar o acesso an novo cais de minerio; (g) Montagem de uma conduta de oleos pars o cais de minerio , onde se passara a fazer a descarga dos navios petroleiros; (h) Dragagens suficientes pars se obter um canal de acesso ao cais de minerio com 10 metros de profundidade; (ii)

Construgao das obras adicionais indispensaveis ao manuseamento rapido e eficiente do trafego previsto para o Caminho de Ferro da Beira, compreendendo novos desvios, cruzamentos , estagoes, telegrafos, tomadas de agua, depdsitos de locomotivas, etc.

II.-Dentro dum ano o Governo Portugues aprovara o piano de urn cais de Aguas profundas para dois navios e empreendera ; no prazo de dois anos a partir da assinatura da Convencao , o inicio das respectivas obras, a montagem de novas linhas de servigo, a remodelagao das linhas a gates existentes e a construgao dos armazens de transito necessarias ao servigo eficiente do referido cais. Estas obras prosseguirao ate final o mais rapidamente possivel. 20

111.-No mais curto prazo de tempo possivel, e em qualquer caso dentro do periodo de dois meses a contar da data da assinatura da Convengdo, far-se-do os arranjos necessarios para o fornecimento das locomotivas e material circulante a seguir descritos: 530 100 45 44 14

vagoes vagoes vagoes vagoes vagoes

abertos de 40 toneladas (drop sided). cobertos de 40 toneladas. tanques para gasolina e oleo. cobertos para tabaco. para gado.

11 vagoes tanques para agua. 2 vagoes rebaixados.

5 carruagens de 1' classe. 8 carruagens de 2' classe. 25 carruagens de 3' classe. 29 furgoes. 6 locomotivas Garrat Classe 18. 6 locomotivas Santa Fe. 6 automotoras. Alem dente material promover-se-a a aquisieao de mais 34 vagoes tanques para gasolina e oleo e 2 locornotivas Garrat da classe 18, cuja necessidade ja foi reconhecida. Reconhece-se que a entrada em servieo do equipamento de caminho de ferro que flea descrito a da maior urge'ncia para manusear o trdfego existente e previsto e para dispensar a utilizapao do equipamento que a propriedade do Caminho de Ferro da Rodesia. IV.-Tao rapidamente quanto possivel, serao tomadas disposieoes pars: (a) A aquisieao de rebocadores e do material de dragagem necessario a exploragao e manutencao eficientes do Porto da Beira e dos seus canais de acesso. (b) A montagem na area do porto de novos cobertos e armazens necessarios a um servigo eficiente. A bern da Nacao. Lisboa, 17 de Junho tie 1950. Pela Administraeao dos Servigos dos Portos, Caminhos de Ferro e Transportes de Mocambique e Pela Administragao do Caminho de Ferro da Beira, (Ass.)

FRANCISCO DOS SANTOS PINTO TEIXEIRA.

(Translation of No. 1) Major Francisco dos Santos Pinto Teixeira to Sir Godfrey Huggins Office of the Vice-President, Harbour, Railways and Transport Board of the Colony of Mozambique. Excellency, With reference to the provisions of Article III (a) of the Convention between

the Portuguese Government and the Governments of the United Kingdom and Southern Rhodesia signed at Lisbon to-day, I have to inform your Excellency of the decisions taken by the Portuguese Government in regard to the execution 21

of works and the acquisition of equipment in connexion with the Port of Beira and the Beira Railways:I.-The following works shall be begun at the earliest possible date and in any case within a period of six months from the date of the signature of the Convention and completed within a period of two years from that date:(i) (a) Construction of a deep-water ore-handling berth and execution of the works auxiliary thereto. Filling behind Berths Nos. 4 and 5. (b) (c) Installation of all mechanical facilities necessary for the unloading of ore-wagons and for the transfer of ore to stacking -grounds , to wharf and to ships. (d) Installation of the necessary sidings, &c,, for service to the new oreloading dock. (e) Construction of a rail connexion between the existing spur on the wharf at Berth No. 5 and one of the existing yard tracks. Track to be supported on fill or trestle or both. (f) Rearrangement of the existing railroad yards in the port area to provide easier access to the quay , to provide additional ground storage, and to provide marshalling or feeding yards near the quays to give access to the new ore wharf. (g) Installation of an oil pipe -line to serve the ore wharf where oil tankers will be discharged. (h) Dredging sufficiently to provide a 10-metre channel to the ore wharf. (ii) Construction of additional works which are essential to the speedy and efficient handling of the estimated traffic to be carried over the Beira Railway and which shall include new sidings, crossing loops, stations, telegraphs , water supplies, engine sheds, &c. 1I.-Within the period of one year the Portuguese Government will approve a plan for a deep- water berth for two ships and will undertake, within two years from the date of signature of the Convention, to put these works in hand, to instal new service lines, to rearrange the existing railway lines and yards and to construct the additional transit sheds necessary for the efficient working of the new berths . These works will be carried through to completion as rapidly as possible. III.-Arrangements will be made for the supply of the following locomotives and rolling-stock at the earliest possible date and in any case within two months from the date of signature of the Convention:Description 530 open wagons of 40 tons ( drop - sided). 100 covered wagons of 40 tons.

45 tank wagons for petrol and oil. 44 covered wagons for tobacco. 14 cattle wagons.

11 water . tank wagons. 2 well wagons. 5 8 25 29

1st class coaches. 2nd class coaches. 3rd class coaches. brake vans.

6 locomotives , Garratt . class 18. 6 locomotives, Santa-Fe. 6 rail cars. 22

In addition to this equipment there will also be acquired a further 34 tank wagons for petrol and oil and 2 locomotives, Garratt, class 18, the necessity for which has already been recognised. It is agreed that the bringing into use of this railway equipment is of the utmost urgency in order to handle existing and estimated traffic and to obviate the use of equipment which is the property of the Rhodesia Railways. IV.-Arrangements shall be made as early as possible for(a) The acquisition of tug boats and dredging material necessary for the efficient operation and maintenance of the Port of Beira and its entrance channels. (h) Installation of new sheds and warehouses in the port area necessary for an efficient service. For the good of the Nation. Lisbon, 17th June, 1950. On behalf of the Harbour, Railways and Transport Board of Mozambique and On behalf of the Beira Railway Administration, (Sd.) FRANCISCO DOS SANTOS PINTO TEIXEIRA. No. 2 Sir Godfrey Huggins to Major Francisco dos Santos Pinto Teixeira Office of the Higher Authority, Rhodesia Railways,

Salisbury, Dear Major Pinto Teixeira, Southern Rhodesia, 17th June, 1950. I acknowledge with thanks the receipt of your letter of to-day's date with reference to the provisions of Article III (a) of the Convention signed between the Portuguese Government and the Governments of the United Kingdom and of Southern Rhodesia at Lisbon on the 17th June, 1950, in which you informed me that the Portuguese Government have decided on the execution of the works and the acquisition of the equipment, in connexion with the Port of Beira and the Beira Railway, as follows:I.-The following works shall be begun at the earliest possible date and in any case within a period of six months from the date of the signature of the Convention and completed within a period of two years from the date of the signature of the Convention:(1) (a) Construction of a deep-water ore-handling berth and the works auxiliary thereto. (b) Filling behind Berths Nos. 4 and 5. (c) Provision of all necessary mechanical handling and loading facilities from wagons to stacking grounds, to wharf and to ship. (d) Provision of the necessary sidings, &c., for service to the new oreloading dock. (e) Construction of a rail connexion between the existing spur on the wharf at Berth No. 5 and one of the existing yard tracks. Track to be supported on fill or trestle or both. (f) Rearrangement of the existing railroad yards in the port area to provide easier access to and from the quay, to provide additional ground storage, and to provide marshalling or feeding yards near the quays to give access to the new ore wharf. 23

(g) Provision ' -of new oil pipe-line to serve the ote wharf where oil tankers will be discharged. (h) Dredging . sufficiently to provide 10-metre channel to the ore wharf. (ii) The additional ' sidings, crossing loops , stations , telegraphs, water supplies , engine sheds, &c ., as may be necessary to handle expeditiously and efficiently the estimated traffic to be carried over the Beira Railway. II.The Portuguese Government will'approve a plan for two permanent deep=water berths within the period of one year, and undertake that the execution of such works shall be started within two years from the date of signature of the Convention, and that additional railway service lines, rearrangements of railway lines and yards, and additional transit 'sheds, necessary for the efficient working of the new berths, will be commenced within the same period. These works will be carried through to completion as rapidly as possible. III.-Arrangements will be made for the supply of the following locomotives and rolling-'stock at the earliest possible date and in any case within two months from the date of signature of the Convention Description 530 open drop-sided wagons of 40 tons. 100 covered wagons of 40 tons. 45 tank wagons for petrol and oil. 44 covered wagons for tobacco. 14 cattle wagons.

11 water tank wagons. 2 well wagons. 5 8 25 29

1st class coaches. 2nd class coaches. 3rd class coaches. brake vans.

6 locomotives, Garratt, class 18. 6 locomotives, Santa-Fe. 6 rail cars. In-addition to this equipment there will also be acquired a further 34 tank wagons for petrol and oil and 2 locomotives, Garratt,.'class 18, the necessity for.which has already been recognised. It is agreed that the bringing into use of this railway equipment is of the utmost urgency in order to handle existing and estimated traffic and to obviate the use of equipment which is the property of the Rhodesia Railways.IV.-Arrangements shall be made as early as' possible for(a) The provision of tugboats and dredgers necessary for the efficient operation and maintenance of the Port of Beira and its entrance channels. (b) Provision of new sheds and warehouses in the port area necessary for efficient working of port traffic. I have taken note of the decision of the Portuguese Government and of the particulars set out in your letter concerning the works to be executed and the equipment to be acquired. (Sd.) G. M. HUGGTNS.

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