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Price of sea voyages between Luanda and Cabinda may drop this month

Secil Marítima is considering lowering the price of sea voyages between Luanda and Cabinda. According to João Martins, coordinator of Secil Marítima's Management Committee, the company will carry out an assessment this month of operating costs and, together with the Ministry of Transport, will work on the possibility of reviewing port fees and tariffs, so when that happens “it is likely” that the ticket price “will come down”.


Speaking to Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA), João Martins took stock of the operations during August on the Luanda-Cabinda route, which started on the 29th of July: "Luanda-Cabinda we started on the 29th of July. The first trip was only with 26 passengers, but on the way back, the vessel was practically full, at maximum capacity, and this trend was almost the entire month of August".

The coordinator also informed that this month they will carry out an evaluation of the operational costs and that when the rates are revised, the value of the trips may decrease.

"We are going to carry out this assessment now in September of the operational costs, we have been working with the ministry on the possibility of reviewing port fees and tariffs because that is where the highest costs are incurred, when this happens it is likely that the ticket will also come down", he said, quoted by RNA.

Regarding the numbers on this route, the official classified them as positive: "We have a positive number if we look, for example, at a vessel that has a capacity of 276 passengers, it was almost always full but based on these values ​​it will be positive too".

Cited by RNA, the official explained that many people think that when 276 passengers are transported that they will soon "multiply the value of the ticket, but this is not the case" because they have exempt passengers (children from zero to three years of age) and passengers who pay half the amount and "there are also expenses that have not yet been fully paid, because this comes from the ports, comes from other entities, for example the supply of fuel, which is, let's say, the biggest expense we have", he added.


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