Igor Machado de Melo, Cimenfort's manager, believes that if the company starts to use the Porto do Lobito mining terminal it will be able to make its business profitable.
The manager, who was speaking on the sidelines of a visit to the Port of Lobito, explained that most of Cimenfort's foreign clients are from São Tomé and Gabon and, for this reason, turning to the Port of Lobito to export more plaster and cement to these countries will help the company to grow and save in terms of logistics.
"Cimenfort has the capacity to meet the volume of plaster in the market. We are talking about 20 to 30 thousand tons of gypsum milled based on 50 millimeters. Most of our clients, externally, are from São Tomé and Gabão, so we intend to use this area (Lobito Port terminal) to continue exporting our products with less costs," he said, quoted by Jornal de Angola.
Igor Machado de Melo indicated that the company's plan also aims to stimulate competitiveness in the African market.
He also made it known that the company is carrying out feasibility studies of future projects, aiming at the profitability of the company's business. One of these studies is precisely about the use of the terminal at Porto do Lobito to increase exports, analyzing the needs and requirements of its clients.
Every month, Cimenfort exports between 1000 and 1200 tons of cement and plaster to Sao Tome and Principe and Gabon. If it is feasible to use the Lobito Port terminal, the company aims not only to increase exports to these two countries, but also to open doors to other markets in the southern and central region of the African continent.