Angolan port of Cabinda exceeds projections for cargo in 2006

3 January 2007

Cabinda, Angola, 13 Dec – The port of Cabinda in Angola dealt with 230 million tons of cargo and over 13,000 containers in 2006, the director of the port, Osvaldo Lobo do Nascimento, said last weekend in Cabinda.

Lobo do Nascimento said that the projection for the year had been 197,000 tons of cargo and 12,220 containers, but the figures increased die to improved safety in mooring and unloading the goods next to the dock.

“In the middle of the year we had to revise our indicators, and forecast that by the end of 2006 we would have dealt with 210,000 tons of cargo and 13,000 containers,” he said.

Projects carried out in 2006 at the port included paving a 7,000 square meter area of the port, dragging and maintenance of the dock, while making use of the dragged sands to use in the landfill of a 330,000 square meter area for cargo storage.

Lobo do Nascimento noted that in 2007, Cabinda port would move ahead with some projects that would impact the safety of ships, such as placing buoys, buying two tug boats and a barge, which are required in order to make the port function more smoothly. (macauhub)