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Ferry-boat will start transporting vehicles between Luanda and Soyo

The information was advanced by José Kuvíngua, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Port of Cabinda. According to the official, the conditions have been created for the start of transport of vehicles and containerized cargo from Luanda to Soyo (Cabinda) and vice versa.


This new valence is possible after the arrival of the floating pontoon, a device to facilitate the loading and unloading maneuvers of containers and vehicles.

José Kuvíngua said that the population had been asking for this solution for a long time, calling for the start of operations of this ship on the respective routes.

Speaking on the sidelines of the 61st anniversary of the Port of Cabinda, celebrated this Tuesday, the official also explained that with these improvements it will be possible to safely dock the ferry within 45 days after the arrival of the pontoon, with the structure of concrete of the breakwater and the access ramp, ready since June last year.

"Now the long-awaited means (ferry-boat) that will make life easier for the people of Cabinda to travel with their means (vehicles) to other parts of the country can start operating," he said, quoted by Angop.

The assembly of the pontoon will therefore take 45 days, and the project's technicians are already in the province to start operations and the movement of cargo.

"This is one more of the great alternatives that will, for the first time, mitigate the difficulties of transporting containerized cargo and vehicles from this province to the rest of the country, considering the geographical discontinuity that exists", added the PCA.

In addition to air circulation and catamarans for transporting passengers and normal cargo, the ferry-boat will thus allow each citizen to take their vehicle to other parts of the country, passing through the port terminals of Soyo (Zaire) and Luanda, having the possibility to tour the rest of the country.

Asserting that the construction of the breakwater pier marks a new era for the Port of Cabinda, José Kuvíngua said that all issues related to calemas and silting in the basin have thus been overcome, allowing for greater fluidity in the navigability and docking of large ships. transport safely in the Port of Cabinda.


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