Second phase of refurbishment of ports of Namibe and Lobito in Angola due to start soon

27 November 2012

The port company of Namibe in the next few days is due to launch the second phase of refurbishment of the facilities at the ports of Lobito and Namibe, which involves building another 240 metres of docks, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

According to the news agency, this second phase also includes the launch of studies for the project to expand the port of Namibe into deeper waters in order for it to drive the economic and social development of the region.

As well as this the port company is also undertaking expansion and modernisation projects linked to the water supply system, sewers and fire hydrants, design and construction of the Namibe dry dock and of logistics areas, construction of the shipping terminal and the headquarters building.

The commercial port is reserved for loading and unloading goods and passengers, whilst the mining port is for processing bulk cargo (fuel and minerals).

Built in 1957 to import and export goods to and from southern Angola, the port of Namibe’s stated mission is to provide competitive and quality services to its customers. (macauhub)