Lobito port is strategically positioned on Angola’s western coast. It connects commodity producers from the Copperbelt with international markets and is an excellent location for raw materials and imported fuel products.
The Angolan government has made a strong financial commitment to this multimodal facility. It invested US$2 billion in 2013 to modernise and extend the port.
It has built an advanced container terminal alongside the existing oil terminal. The new terminal enjoys direct rail access and is supported by a dry dock facility with its own rail link. Nearby, a bulk port facility has recently been completed. Both will be served by rail.
A DT-led joint venture has been granted concessions to manage the new terminals. It has appointed bulk logistics specialists Impala to operate the bulk facility. A specialist partner will shortly be appointed to oversee operations at the container terminal.
Lobito is set to become a key regional hub port serving sub-Saharan Africa. Commodity producers can benefit from a full mine to port logistics service on Angola's West Coast, with integrated rail access to bulk commodity and container terminals.
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