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OTAL Holdings Limited
OT Africa Line - Angola
For comprehensive details highlighting our service from Angola please see our latest service brochure .
Angola has four main ports: Luanda, Lobito, Malongo and Namibe. Luanda, the capital of Angola, is the country's largest city and second busiest seaport. To compliment port services, OT Africa Line's agent Delmas Angola has an off-dock facility 1km from the port. Angola have appointed the National Direction of Merchant Navy to be in charge of reinforcing security at the Angolan ports. Port access is monitored with all personnel entering the ports needing identity cards. Floodlighting is in place. Security (with armed guards) are on watch 24hrs a day. Angola imposes mandatory inspection charge - 08/12/04 Angola has tightened its port state control regime and introduced fixed tariffs and compulsory inspections on vessels calling at all its ports. Cabinda port is located in the Cabinda province, an exclave of Angola. Latitude 5 ° 32 ' S - Longitude 12 ° 12 ' E Neto said that the investments made aimed, amongst other things, to "come to the aid of the Port of Luanda which receives 85% of Angola's imports every year." Two new commercial ports will be constructed in Angola during 2009-13 with the purpose of improving harbour services, particularly in the process of unloading, customs and clearance of containers and goods. Exports from the Netherlands to Angola has jumped from €121-million in 2004 to €231.8-million in 2007 according to the Minister of Economy, Manuel Nunes Júnior at a recent Economic-Business Forum between the two countries. [APA 30/03/09] Angola's northern Cabinda province hosted the first annual meeting of the Ports Management association of West and Central Africa [PMAWCA]. The 4-day meeting was attended by representatives from Angola [Cabinda, Luanda, Lobito, Soyo, Namibe and Porto Amboim], Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, Benin, Togo and Cape Verde. But Vinhas said the bottlenecks also showed Angola's economy, which has been growing in double digits since the end of the civil war in 2002, remained strong. The economy of Angola, vying with Nigeria to be Africa's biggest oil exporter, will probably expand 11.8% in 2009, boosted by growth in non-oil industries, the Finance Ministry said in its budget. The budget, which was given to Parliament for approval on 31/10/08, is based on an average oil price of US$55 a barrel. The government will raise spending 43% to $40 billion next year, with the budget deficit reaching 7.7% of gross domestic product [GDP]. Chinese Company To Finish Bridge Of River Cunene In January - 11/11/08 Construction of the bridge over the rier Cunene, in the Ombadja municipality, is expected to be completed by January 2009. The US$30 million, 18 months project, is constructed by the China Roads and Bridges Corporation [CRBC]. The bridge, the original version of which was destroyed during Angola's civil war, will have a capacity to support weights of up to 80 tonnes and will be 880m long and 13m wide and have 4- lanes. [Macauhub 11/11/08] Namibia Extends Rail Link Into Angola - 06/10/08 The Namibian government is to extend its northern rail link into Angola for 1-km in order to allow goods destined for Angola to be offloaded on its own territory. The port of Lobito, the second largest in Angola, was built in 1928, to serve as a departure point for transporting mining products from the Katanga region, in the DRC, at the time a Belgian colony, to Europe. The UNDP is partnered in the Luanda venture by Angola's ministry of industry, through the Angolan Institute of Industrial Development [IDIA] and Chevron. [Macauhub 07/08/08] Angola High GDP Growth Rates - 31/07/08 Angola continues to outperform regional peers as high oil prices and increased production continue to drive high GDP growth rates. According to the Ministry of Finance, GDP growth in 2007 recorded 24.4%, above the IMF's predictions of 23.8% and the government's own forecasts of 19.8%. Angola's economic growth surpassed the rest of the continent, which recorded an average growth rate of 7.6%. The oil sector grew at 21.8% up from 13.1% in 2006. The non-oil sector grew at 25.7%. Click here to read on... Angolan Railways To Be Linked To Networks Of Neighbouring Countries - 15/07/08 Angola's three railways, Luanda, Benguela and Namibe, are to be linked to the rail networks of neighbouring countries, the DRC, Zambia and Namibia. The plans are part of a programme called, Development of the Integrated Railway System, approved by the government in 2001. Thus, the Benguela railway [CFB] - which in August is due to reach the city of Huambo, in the centre of the country, by November 2010 is expected to reach the border between Moxico province and the Republic of Zambia, then be linked to Zambian Railways. A special branch line will be built between Luacano station in Moxico and the Lumwana mine, which is under construction in Zambia. The Namibe railway will be linked to the Namibian rail network, starting at Cuvango station stretching 343km as far as Oshikango, in Namibia, next to the border with Angola's Cunene province. The Angolan government aims to asphalt 4,000km of road by the year's end, with the aim of establishing links between provincial capitals and connect Angola to main production centres on the African continent. The current state of road infrastructures in Angola and their importance in the promotion of the continent's development was analysed by experts of 40 countries during the 2nd African Congress on Roads. They would then be cleared by customs officials based at ELT for delivery to customers throughout Angola. Angola and Benin signed an agreement for the re-establishment of the Benin/Angola Joint Commission after a 2-day visit by President Boni Yayi.