Four shipping terminals in Angola’s Luanda province due to start operating this year

28 November 2013

Four of the eight shipping terminals planned for Luanda province in Angola are due to start operating before the end of the year or at the beginning of 2014, the director general of the Angolan Maritime and Port Institute said recently.

At the end of a speech about “International maritime transport to and from Angola, Angolan marine and river shipping, improved mobility of people and goods,” at ExpoTrans, which was held last Thursday at the Luanda International Fair (FIL) facilities, Victor Alexandre de Carvalho said that the remaining terminals would be finished in the second half of 2014.

Carvalho also said that initially eight terminals would be built in Luanda province and in a second stage others would be built along the coast and construction of terminals in the north of Angola would come after that.

Bengo, Cabinda, Namibe, Porto Amboim, Lobito and Benguela have large terminals, and another four are under construction in Soyo province for passengers only, along with some for cargo that will link Cabinda province to the Democratic Republic of Congo. (macauhub)