Loading Certificates

OIC SERVICES, INC. is the authorized agent for the National Council of Angolan Shippers (C.N.C.A.-Conselho Nacional de Carregadores de Angola). C.N.C.A. is the Angolan government agency that regulates the implementation of Decree No. 19/94, dated 28 January 1994, published in the Statue Book of Angola D.R., May 1994.



Max draft for Luanda e Lobito ports are 9, 5 mts. For Namibe is 10,5 (berthing in high tides). No other restrictions.


Luanda is normaly congested ( average delay 2 days )
Lobito and Namibe are normally available.

National Council of Angolan Shippers’ regulation

The following is a summary of the National Council of Angolan Shippers’ regulation:

All cargo destined to Angola has to have an import license and every bill of lading has to be accompanied by a loading certificate. Only the C.N.C.A. or its agents have the authority to issue loading certificates.

 Each bill of lading must have a corresponding loading certificate. Without a loading certificate, cargo will not be cleared.

 Each loading certificate has a specific serial number that is duly signed, dated and stamped by the authorized C.N.C.A. agent.

 To receive a loading certificate, the shipper has to pay the following Harbor Data Processing and Loading Certificate Fees:

         20′ Container, US$100.00/container

         40′ Container, US$200.00/container

         Bulk/conventional, US$5.00 per w/m

 Loading Certificate fees US$60.00 per bill of loading.

The above charges have to be collected at the moment that the cargo is loaded. Penalties for failure to comply with these regulations can result in a fine of US$5,000.00 per incident and a doubling of C.N.C.A. fees. For further information, please contact OIC SERVICES, INC. directly at:

12337 Jones Road – Suite 301

Houston, TX 77070

Telephone: (832) 912-6820

Fax: (832) 912-6864

E-mail: info@oicservices.com