The Luanda port is Angola’s leading and busiest port, serving the capital city and its natural surroundings. It is the country’s principal import and export facility for long-haul freight.
- TEU: 672,212.500 (2019)
- Port mainly handles passengers, containers, ro-ro, general cargo, dry and liquid bulk, and offshore.
- Top exports: fish products, iron ore, and petroleum
- Major imports: coal, steel, machinery, flour, etc.
- Possesses a floating dock that can accommodate vessels up to 6,000 DWT
The port of Soyo is classified into three main categories, with three different corporations responsible for their use. This port is overseen by the Harbourmaster and authorized by the Kwanda Lda.
- TEU: 195,000
- Supply base for petrochemicals in Kwanda
- Used to accommodate supply ships
- Ports apparatus contains four semi-trailer trucks, two cranes, and a forklift with SWL of 25 to 45 tons.
- The commercial port has 300 meters of quay
- Maximum draft – 7.30 meters
The Ambriz Port Authority authorizes the port of Ambriz. It is a tiny port in Angola at 7° 50′ 0″ S/13° 6′ 4″ E.
- TEU: N/A
- Channel – 4.9 meters to 6.1 meters
- Cargo Pier – 4.9 meters to 6.1 meters
- Anchorage – 4.9 meters to 6.1 meters
Port of Cabinda operates as one of the leading oil ports in Angola. This port is located approximately 30 nautical miles north of the Congo River’s mouth, in the province of Cabinda.
- TEU: 13,400
- It consists single multipurpose berth
- Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Major exports: palm oil, kernels, ivory, gum, wax, honey, orchil, and gum-copal
- Main imports: support and supplies for Malongo Oil Terminal
- Handled annually: 200,000 tons of cargo and about 60 vessels
Port of Lobito is a port in Angola, based in the city of Lobito in the province of Benguela. It is linked to the city’s commercial district and the Cannata district.
- TEU: 250,000
- The largest port in the center of the country
- Second-busiest port in Angola
- Operates as a hub for raw materials and imported petroleum products
- Accessible facilities for container vessels, passenger, tanker, general cargo, and bulk
- Maximum size – LOA 275 meters, draught 10.4 meters
The Chevron Cabinda Gulf Oil Company operates the port of Malongo. This port is a crude oil and LPG terminal.
- TEU: N/A
- Oil terminal comprises of SBM berth No.1 and 2
- Crude oil is delivered to export ships via undersea pipelines and Malongo SPMs.
- LPG storage tanker “Berge Troll” max capability 71,300m3, 42,920 tons
- Maximum size – Oil SBM’s: LOA 350 meters, draught 26.8 meters, 325,000DWT
The Port of Namibe is a modest harbor port on the coast with minimal swell limits, making it more accessible. It is a gateway to Angola’s southern region, with a thriving fishing sector and granite as the primary export cargo.
- TEU: N/A
- Overall length berth is 875 meters separated into three areas
- Third-largest port in Angola in terms of cargo traffic
- Primary fishing port in the country
- Mainly handles: general cargo
- Yearly manages 23 vessels and 292,200 tons of cargo.
Port of Porto Amboim is a port town in Angola’s Cuanza Sul Province with 65,000 people and a land area of 4,638 square kilometers.
- TEU: N/A
- Used to be a fishing port
- Evolved into a service center for the offshore industry in recent years
- Port type – Pier, Jetty, or Wharf