According to the manager, Secil Marítima is considering moving forward later this year with a catamaran-type transport service that will link Luanda, Soyo and Cabinda.
In a statement to Angop, João Martins said that the start of the project is dependent on the end of the rehabilitation and construction of the passenger terminals in Soyo and Cabinda.
For now, while the works are underway, the company says it is analysing the amount to be charged for the tickets and carrying out studies to know how much the route will cost.
Luanda has already had a service of this kind. The catamaran transport service came into force in 2014 and was managed by the company TMA Express - which is now extinct. According to Angop, the aim of this service was to facilitate transport for residents of Kilamba and Benfica to the centre of the capital.
According to Emanuel da Costa, flight attendant coordinator, quoted by Angop, the project implemented in Luanda ended up bankrupt due to lack of equipment maintenance, since the company even had a lot of demand: three catamarans carried over 2000 passengers a day.
The assets and liabilities of TMA Express are now the responsibility of Secil Marítima, which is currently paying the outstanding salaries of 2018 and 2019.