Angola: Port of Cabinda processes over 300,000 tonnes of cargo

2 January 2009

Cabinda, Angola, 2 Jan – The port of Cabinda in northern Angola dealt with 393,000 tons of cargo and 16,600 containers in 2008, the director of the port, Osvaldo Lobo do Nascimento, said Tuesday.

Nascimento noted that it had been possible to set a suction dredger into operation with a capacity to suck up 3,500 cubic metres of sand per hour, which meant that soon the port could start receiving ships with a bigger draft.

One of the highlights of 2008 for the port of Cabinda, according to Nascimento was the launch of its training centre, where around 1,000 of its workers are being taught to read and write.

Nascimento praised the efforts of company’s board and workers for maintaining the port services’ conditions, whilst waiting for the new port of Cabinda to be built. (macauhub)