Angola’s ports recorded the entry of 1.5 million tons of various products in the first quarter of the year, down 82,100 tons or 5.13 percent year-on-year, indicate figures from the National Shippers Council.
The figures show that the port of Luanda received the most cargo during the period under analysis, 1.17 million tons, down 6.53 percent year-on-year, followed in second place by Lobito, with 211,00 tons.
Ranked next after Luanda and Lobito, in order of cargo received, are the ports of Namibe, Cabinda, Amboim and Soyo.
Compared to the first quarter of 2016, the ports of Cabinda and Lobito respectively recorded 23.69 percent and 6.93 percent less tons of cargo received, while the ports of Namibe, Soyo and Amboim saw respective positive variations of 5.68 percent, 12.02 percent and 861.87 percent.
With respect to the export of Angolan products, the port of Namibe ranked first with 73.15 percent of total cargo, followed by the ports of Soyo with 12.8 percent and Luanda with 10.16 percent; Luanda processed the highest number of containers.
Asia tops the list of continents that exported most to Angola during the reference period, accounting for 39.5 percent or 599,600 tons, followed by Europe with 35.3 percent or 535,100 tons and South America with 13.1 percent.
Thailand, Portugal and Brazil were the countries that exported the most products to Angola in the first quarter, the National Shippers Council figures also indicate. (Macauhub)