Angola: General cargo terminal at port of Luanda to undergo refurbishment

10 October 2008

Luanda, Angola, 10 Oct – The Multiterminais company plans to invest over US$13 million on the reconstruction of the dock and paving of the general cargo terminal at the port of Luanda, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

The work will speed up the process of distributing cargo as well as loading up ships, based on a contract that was signed between Multiterminais and Portuguese construction company, Mota Engil.

According to the director of Multiterminais, Leonel Rocha, the contract also involves reconstruction of the roads around the terminal as well as other work that will allow the dock to remain in operation in the initial stages.

The work is schedueld to take a year and, of the five mooring spots, two will be in operation in order to reduce the impact of the work on the port’s operations«.

The manager of the port of Luanda, António Bernardo, said that after the work had been carried out, ships would no longer have to wait several days to dock at the port. (macauhub)