The international public tender for the concession of the Luanda Port Multipurpose Terminal was formalised by a Presidential Order published in the Angolan official gazette, Diário da República on 27 September, following the unilateral termination of the exploration contract announced in July, the Angolan press reported.
The order delegates to the Minister of Transport, Ricardo de Abreu, the power to conduct the tendering procedure until the award of the concession contract.
The Asset Recovery Office of the Attorney General’s Office announced in late July the recovery of the terminals of the ports of Luanda and Lobito, which were under the management of the company Soportos – Transporte e Descarga, SA.
Soportos operated that terminal of the port of Luanda, a port infrastructure with an area of 181,070 square metres and capable of handling 2.6 million tonnes of cargo per year.
In addition to the equipment to handle various types of cargo, the terminal, which was leased for a period of 20 years to Soportos, has a 610-metre dock and is 12.5 metres deep.