Lobito port moved more than 2 million tonnes of cargo in 2009

8 January 2010

Luanda, Angola, 8 Jan – The commercial port of Lobito in Benguela province moved just over 2 million tonnes of various kinds of cargo in 2009, including 20,000 vehicles, the Televisao Popular state broadcaster has reported.

This year efforts will focus on personnel training and on increasing business once the Moçamedes railroad begins operating, the management at Angola’s second biggest port indicated.

The port of Namibe farther south moved more than a million and a half tonnes of products in 2009, 15 percent more than in 2008.

Its management considered last year’s most important investment to be the work on upgrading docks.

Angola’s third biggest port also invested more than US$3 million in machinery and equipment purchases with a view to developing the port unit. (macauhub)