Moçâmedes railway, Angola, will transport wood and stone

8 June 2016

The Moçâmedes railway within two weeks will start shipping large wood on a large scale from Kuando Kubango to Namibe, through Lubango, announced the president of Moçâmedes Railway (CFM).

Daniel Quipaxe told Angolan news agency Angop that the new service whose contracts are being finalised, will increase the company’s revenues and added that a transport operation was being prepared for black granite and other ornamental stones from Huila to the port of Namibe, “an operation that is already underway but in a limited way.”

For these two operations, the CFM will create a dry port in Arimba, on the outskirts of Lubango, and another in Sacomar in Namibe, where the goods will be unloaded and taken directly to the vessels indicated by customers, noted Quipaxe.

The Moçâmedes railway carries 15,000 tons of cargo and 1,000 passengers a month on 32 trains between the towns of Menongue, Lubango and Namibe.

Rolling stock comprises 16 locomotives (nine operating and seven non-operational), 166 cars, 54 coaches, four vans and employs 1,449 workers along the 860 kilometre line and 56 stations, including the Jamba and Chamutete branch lines . (macauhub/AO)