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S A-BUILT COACHES FOR ANGOLA

Dominex – a manufacturing and exporting company based in Johannesburg South Africa – recently delivered 10 refurbished passenger coaches and a power car to Angola’s Caminhos de ferro de Benguela (CFB). This 1,344km railway, reopened not long ago after complete rebuilding by a Chinese company, runs from Lobito on the Atlantic to Luau near the […]

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ANGOLA-NAMIBIA LINK

Angola’s southern Cunene province governor António Didalelwa, talking to the press in Luanda on 16 October, confirmed that a branch of Caminhos de ferro de Moçamedes (CFM) is to extended “in the medium term”, to Onjdiva and Namacunde in Cunene Province, immediately south of which it will link with the railways of Namibia at Oshikango. […]

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ANGOLAN RAILWAYS & LOGISTICS

Director-general of Angola’s National Shippers Council, Agostinho Itembo, recently highlighted the importance of logistics, long-distance transport and international traffic to a country’s economy, especially in one with a large land area. Rail and road logistics platforms play a key role in national and regional development, he told the state news agency Angop in Luanda. The […]

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GE DEALS WITH ANGOLA

In 2013, the government of Angola signed an accord with General Electric (GE) of the USA for the supply of locomotives and related technical assistance. The deal, which became effective immediately, provided for the purchase of “about 100 locomotives”. In terms of a new agreement concluded early in June 2014, GE is to supply Angola […]

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OVER 100 NEW ANGOLAN STATIONS

According to an official Angolan government report, the ministry of transport inaugurated more than 100 new railway stations in various parts of the country during 2013. At the port of Lobito, two quays were rehabilitated. In addition, new container and mining terminals were constructed.

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ANGOLAN OFFICIAL TRAIN AT LUAU

An official train from Luena operated by Angola’s Caminhos de ferro de Benguela (CFB), arrived at Luau, 1,324km from the Atlantic coast, on 26 November. It was the first seen in the area in nearly thirty years, due to damage caused during the lengthy civil war. The train conveyed Angolan transport minister Augusto da Silva […]

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BLACK GRANITE VIA ANGOLA’S CFM

The board of Caminhos de ferro de Moçamedes (CFM) in Angola is dealing with the implications of moving black granite by rail from Lubango City in southern Huila Province to the port of Namibe. CFM director for technical matters António Cabral told the press that contracts with firms involved in the extraction of the rock […]

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ANGOLA EXPECTS TO INCREASE CFM FREQUENCIES

Speaking at Matala on 4 November in Angola’s southern Huila province, Caminhos de ferro de Moçamedes (CFM) chief executive Daniel Quipaxe announced the possibility of improved passenger train service frequency between the provinces of Namibe, Huíla and Kuando Kubango (southern Angola), from early 2014. At the same time it is intended to commence the movement […]

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TEN ANGOLAN STATIONS INAUGURATED

On 1 November, Angolan transport minister Augusto Tomás officially inaugurated ten new stations on Caminhos de ferro de Moçamedes (CFM), six in the southern Huíla Province and four in the south-eastern Kuando Kubango Province. There are now 56 stations along the length of the CFM. Those recently opened include Maquelo, Laceiras, Micose, Cabanas, Kapunda, Kuvango […]

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ANGOLAN CROSS-BORDER RAIL CONNECTIONS

Speaking at the fifth Germany-Angola Forum on 5 June, Angolan minister of transport Augusto Tomas stressed the importance of connecting the national railway systems to adjoining countries. He mentioned specifically the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambia and Namibia. The structuring programme, he explained, concentrates on the railway connecting with the ports, airports and large […]

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