Namport builds continental relations

Floris Steenkamp

Namport says the visit of African leaders to the port of Walvis Bay is a reflection of growing continental relationships between the port authority and landlocked African countries.

The port of Walvis Bay is strategically located to serve as import and export hub for landlocked Southern African countries (countries with no direct access to the Ocean) and in this regard huge strides have been made to develop logistics corridors between Walvis Bay and these landlocked countries which include Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Southern Angola.
The port of Walvis Bay remains optimistic about its future as logistics hub for Southern Africa and later this year commissions the container terminal on reclaimed land in the port of Walvis Bay which is expected to more than double container capacity for the port of Walvis Bay.
On the pictures herewith: earlier this year Kenya’s President Uhuru Ken-yatta paid a visit to the port of Walvis Bay, followed by a visit to Walvis Bay by Botswana’s President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi. Last week it was the turn of Guinea’s President Alpha Condé. During both visits by these African heads of state, Namibia’s President Dr Hage Geingob accom-panied these foreign dignitaries to Walvis Bay, expressing his full support for the development of the port of Walvis Bay, but also the port of Lüderitz as the sea gateways to Southern Africa and markets overseas.

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