Lisbon, Portugal, 2 Dec – The Rangel Group, one of the biggest in Portugal in the distribution and logistics sector, is due to open a customs office on the Angolan border with Namibia in the first quarter of 2010, the director general of Rangel Internacional Aérea e Marítima said Tuesday in Lisbon.
“The gateway to Angola was, until now, via the ports of Lobito and Luanda. Travel by road was not easy. But lately, traffic from Namibia and South Africa has ‘exploded’ with the improvement of links and Rangel in Angola plans to open a customs office, in Santa Clara, by March of 2010, to expand and boost business in the country.” Nuno Fonseca told Portuguese news agency Lusa.
As well as the road traffic support office, where customs operations will be carried out, Rangel also plans to open offices in 2010 in Lobito, Benguela and Cabinda.
In 2010 Rangel plans to build a logistic operation centre, with an area of 2,000 square metres, 60 kilometres from Luanda, in Catete.
In Angola, the group owns Rangel Express Angola (resulting from the acquisition of local company Expresso Cargo) which represents FedEx in the country, and Rangel Angola. (macauhub)