For the Unicargas management commission coordinator, Joaquim Piedade, the two companies will start to represent an active role on the transportation of products inside and outside the country. The responsible has also admitted that this agreement will make the business volume of the two companies grow.
In a statement to the Expansion, Joaquim Piedade indicated that the partnership aims to change and foster the national logistics sector: "The global and international know-how that DHL has will strengthen Unicargas with technical capacity, because it has the means and knowledge of the national market. This partnership has the potential to increase jobs, because it will require the hiring of a workforce".
He also considered that the agreement will also make viable the business of national producers, which many times cannot get their products to international markets.
"With the physical presence worldwide, DHL will certainly find the best solutions for our exports", he added.
He also said that although Unicargas is a public company, it has never received any funds from the General State Budget because it is "a profitable company, the result of its business, social and operational dynamism".
Carlos Borges, Secretary of State for Sea and Air Transports, was present at the signing of the agreement, admitting that this partnership will open doors to Unicargas to "be more competitive and participate in the process of exporting national products".
Unicargas is a company focused on the transportation of automobile cargo and has a maritime terminal and warehouses in Luanda and Moxico, a site to pack containers in Benguela and spaces to create distribution centers in Zaire, Cunene and Cabinda.
DHL specializes in international shipments, courier services and transportation.