Porto of Luanda handles over 11 million tons of cargo in 2013

17 March 2014

The port of Luanda in 2013 handled over 11 million tons of cargo, which was a 10 percent increase in 2012, a source from the port’s manager told Angolan news agency Angop in Lisbon.

At Lisbon’s 26th Tourism Fair (Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa – BTL), the source told the agency that 8.4 million tons of cargo had reached Luanda in containers, which was a 23 percent rise year on year, “which was due to a rise in productivity at unloading terminals.”

Non-containerises goods saw a drop of 16 percent in 2013, due to the increased amount of container cargo arriving at Angola’s ports.

Last year the port of Luanda received 6,700 ships, of which 1,100 were long haul (a 4 percent rise) and 5,000 were from coastal shipping lines (5 percent more year on year). Coastal ships were mainly sued to support offshore oil production.

At the 26th edition of BTL, which was held until 26th March, Angola exhibited its main tourist attractions including the waterfalls at Mupa (in Huambo province), Binga (Kwanza Sul), Serra da Leba (Namibe), and the Tundavala Gap (Huíla).

Over 20 Angolan hotel operators and travel agents attended the fair as did the Angolan National Private Investment Agency (ANIP). (macauhub)