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Wed, 01 Dec 2010 19:45 - Updated Wed, 01 Dec 2010 19:45

Customs goods clearing time drops from 80 to 28 days


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Luanda – The time for customs clearing of goods from Luanda Port has dropped from 80 to 28 days this year, Angop learned Wednesday here.

The information was released by the head of Luanda Port managing board, Francisco Venâncio.

The manager was speaking at a press conference on the occasion of the 3rd meeting of ports from the Portuguese Speaking Community (CPLP), starting on Thursdya in Luanda.

According to the source, the clearing of goods has become speedier as compared to the past, thanks to measures adopted by the Port’s management, which includes aggravation of taxes.

The manager said the measures were  intended to discourage overstay and congestion, which has yielded significant results.

In his turn, Luanda Port commercial director, Domingos Fortes, said the daily tariff charged for container overstaying in the port ranges from 60 to 80 US Dollars.

He also said the time of wait of ships is two to three days, against the previous 15.

The goods clearing measures in Luanda Port started to be enforced in 2008 on initiatives of the Transport Ministry.