Acquisition of tugs to reduce ship congestion at port of Luanda, Angola

11 June 2010

Luanda, Angola, 11 June – The acquisition of three tug boats will make it possible to speed up the process of mooring and departure of ships at the port of Luanda, the managing director of the Angolan Maritime and Port Institute said Thursday in Luanda.

The tugs, according to the technical and operations director of the company, João Filipe, cost US$7 million and one was purchased in Spain (new) and two in Portugal (second hand).

Victor Carvalho also said that the three tugs, acquired by piloting company Epinosul, will make it possible to significantly reduce waiting times of ships on the coast and particularly in the access channels next to the port of Luanda.

Epinosul is an associate of Intertransports Centre Angola and provides tugging services to and from the docks at the port of Luanda, supplies water to large ships and transport for crews. (macauhub)