Angola’s Transport Minister announces construction of deep water port in Cabinda

20 November 2013

The city of Cabinda in northern Angola will have its own deep water port and construction of the facility is due to begin in the next three years, the Angolan Transport Minister said in the city, according to Angolan television channel Televisão Popular de Angola.

Minister Augusto Tomás said that work to build the port would be carried out in three phases, and that at the end of the first phase the port would have a commercial dock 775 metres long, which would be increased to 1,550 metres at the end of the final phase.

Current loading and unloading of container and bulk goods is carried out using the new jetty, which was inaugurated in 2012 and has improved processing of imported goods.

The current port has capacity to receive 37 large draft ships each month and by the end of September had processed 26,000 containers, a figure that is expected to increase to 35,000 by the end of the year. (macauhub)