Modernisation of container terminal at port of Luanda, Angola to benefit consumers

2 July 2010

Luanda, Angola, 2 July – The modernisation work underway at container terminal II at the port of Luanda will, in the short term, reduce ship congestion along the coast of the Angolan capital, said that coordinator of the management commission of the National Agency for Private Investment (ANIP).

At the end of the ceremony to sign an investment contract worth US$56.5 million by terminal management company Sociedade Gestora de Terminais (Sogester) and ANIP, Aguinaldo Jaime said that it was fundamental for the country to have efficient port facilities so that ships did not have extended stays, which could affect the quality of goods to the detriment of consumers.

Angola, he said, was essentially an importing country, despite undergoing a process of diversification of its economy and added that, “we have to continue, for some time, to be an importing country.”

In his turn, the assistant director general of Sogester, Anatólio Barreira, noted that the investment had made it possible to employ new staff and would help to improve working conditions at terminal II and to improve the waiting period for ships in the port of Luanda in general.

According to the manager, the investment was mainly intended to remodel and modernise the construction section of the port of Luanda and the import of modern facilities to handle cargo at the capital’s port company more efficiently and with greater quality.

The manager of terminal II at the port of Luanda started operating in November 2007. (macauhub)