By Order of Decree Nr. 326/20, 29th December, from the Office of the Prime Minister, the National Council of Chargers was created, abbreviated as ARCCLA, with headquarters in Luanda and a delegation in Lobito. The National Council of Porters – ARCCLAis a Public Institute, subject to the supervision and supervision of the Ministry of Transport, endowed with legal personality, administrative, financial and patrimonial autonomy, created to exercise the functions of control of trade and maritime transport operations.


Its activity is governed by the rules applicable to Public Institutes and is of a technical and economic nature. In addition to the coordination and control of international maritime transport and trade operations, as well as the updating, standardization, simplification of methods and standards of execution, as well as firm support in the certification of maritime business, it regulates the freight policy, and also assumes the relevant and an important function of supervising and managing the system of the National Network of Logistics Platforms (RNPL) and identifying strategies that enhance the logistical activity and the integration of the different modes of transport.

This Action Plan is of crucial strategic importance in the management of competitive opportunities and threats. The aim of this Plan was to restore the ARCCLA’s reputation and position as a public entity, to identify the best opportunities and approaches, to establish objectives and strategies for the better repositioning of its main activity. Thus, the mission, vision and values ​​that will identify the ARCCLA in the coming years are briefly developed. From these broad guidelines, emerges a set of critical success factors, objectives and strategic actions that correspond to the ambition of the current Directorate-General for the end of 2020.



Become a reference and excellence body in the scope of the control of international maritime transport and trade operations, the certification of maritime cargo, as well as the supervision and management of the system of the National Network of Logistic Platforms, committed to the sustainability and continuity of activities at the sector level.


Ensure certification, mobility and control of all cargo and sea freight to and from Angola, as well as promoting the implementation, supervision and inspection of the National Network of Logistics Platforms in Angola.


  • Results oriented;
  • Performance;
  • Teamwork;
  • Quality, Health, Safety and Environment;
  • Ethical Conduct and Transparency;
  • Effective communication;
  • Efficiency and efficacy.


  1. To provide technical support to the Ministry of Transport in the conception, elaboration, adoption, implementation and control of policies and methodologies for the execution of trade, maritime transport and logistics operations, through monitoring, analysis and presentation of relevant proposals;
  2. Contribute, participate and invest in the promotion of development projects for the Merchant Marine, Ports, Hydrography, Transport Chain and the Transport Sector in general;
  3. Monitor, oversee and ensure the correct execution of international maritime trade and transport policies drawn up by the Executive, in coordination with the competent bodies and institutions;
  4. Promote the defense and harmonization and fundamental interests of the State with the various actors in international maritime transport and trade operations, with the main objective of rationalizing and optimizing these operations;
  5. Study, analyze, present and control measures that contribute to the stability of freight and rates of goods in defense of the national economy and the final consumer;
  6. Monitor and analyze the process of importing and exporting goods, centralizing the collection, processing, interpretation and dissemination of information and statistics relating to international maritime transport and trade operations;
  7. Collect, analyze and give adequate treatment to information and data on the situation of the domestic and international market regarding trade and transport, with a view to permanently monitoring its evolution and its effects on the national economy;
  8. Promote the rational use of material and human resources available in the international maritime trade and transport chain;
  9. Collect and receive commissions legally due by amateurs and shippers that participate in the transport of goods to and from Angola, for direct investment in the Transport sector;
  10. To issue, from the origin, the boarding certificate in which the amateurs or maritime operators registered with the National Shippers’ Council, who hold cargo to or from Angola, are required under the law, to demand from exporters;
  11. Supervise and manage the system of the National Network of the Logistics Platform (RNPL);
  12. Develop studies and identify strategies that enhance the logistics activity and the integration of the different modes of transport;
  13. Ensure the adoption of information systems integrated in the National Network of Logistics Platform and of these with the port, rail, road system and the national internal and external trade production network;
  14. Participate in meetings with similar international and amateur bodies, aiming at regularizing issues within its competence, namely, international and bilateral conventions, and maximum freight rates to be practiced in international maritime transport;
  15. Perform other duties established by law or determined superiorly.


In the light of the guidelines defined for the year 2020, the ARCCLA will present itself as a fundamental institution, in the implantation and management of Logistics Platforms at the level of the Angolan territory, as well as reinforcing its role as the main articulator of the certification process of the cargo mobility and sea freight control.