Port of Cabinda, Angola, processes over 26,000 tons of container cargo in four months

25 November 2013

The port of Cabinda processed over 26,000 20 and 40 feet containers in the last four months, the director for the technical and operational area of the port company, Artur Fernandes de Carvalho said in Luanda.

At the 3rd Angola International Transport and Logistics Fair (Expotrans), Artur Carvalho said there had been slight growth against the previous four months, according to state newspaper Jornal de Angola.

Of the products imported in the last few months, Carvalho noted construction materials, beverages, food, vehicles, machinery and cleaning materials and in terms of the origin of the goods he mentioned Europe as the main source of imports, followed by Asia, the Americas and South Africa.

Carvalho said that the company expected to execute 90 percent of the plans it had drawn up for 2013, including renewal of the jetty (with an area of 45,000 square metres and a capacity to moor five ships simultaneously) as a “great example” of this process.

“As well as making manoeuvres of ships and cargo easier, the port will be capable of promoting 500,000 containers, or 1 million tons of cargo per year,” he noted.

The port of Cabinda was built in February 1953 and it became a commercial port in 1962. (macauhub)