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Namport records second breakbulk shipment

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The Namibia Ports Authority (Namport) has recorded its second breakbulk shipment of Copper Cathodes, earlier this week when the Unisea vessel docked at the Port of Walvis Bay.The over 8 500 metric tonnes of the consignment destined for Port of Panama a…

The Namibia Ports Authority (Namport) has recorded its second breakbulk shipment of Copper Cathodes, earlier this week when the Unisea vessel docked at the Port of Walvis Bay.

The over 8 500 metric tonnes of the consignment destined for Port of Panama and the United States of America, came from the Mopani Copper mine in Zambia via road to Walvis Bay and loaded onto the Unisea vessel.

Namport’s Executive for Commercial Services Elias Mwenyo in a media statement on Friday stated that the shipment is the second consignment of copper being exported via the Port of Walvis Bay in a breakbulk format as an alternative to containerised export.

“Due to the ongoing global shortage in containers, it has become a phenomenon for shippers to opt for their consignments to be carried by bulk vessels to ensure continuity of operations and less dependency on containers.

With Namibia’s ports being strategically located along the West Coast of Africa and supplemented by the country’s excellent road infrastructure which is rated number one in Africa, the country continues to play a leading role in the facilitation of trade via our transport corridors serving hinterland markets within Southern African Development Community (SADC),” Mwenyo noted.

Namibia has four transport corridors that connect it to other SADC countries namely; Trans Kunene connecting Namibia to Angola, the Walvis Bay Ndola Lubumbashi Development Corridor connecting to Zambia and southern Democratic Republic of Congo, Trans Kalahari Corridor connecting Namibia to Botswana as well as the Trans Oranje corridor responsible for connecting Namibia to the Republic of South Africa.

According to Namport, the Namibian ports are not only strategically located, but the ports authority has furthered this advantage by investing in state of the art infrastructure and equipment in order to provide a superior customer service experience to everyone making use of its facilities at both ports.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Industry

Namport records second breakbulk shipment

Summary

The Namibia Ports Authority (Namport) has recorded its second breakbulk shipment of Copper Cathodes, earlier this week when the Unisea vessel docked at the Port of Walvis Bay.The over 8 500 metric tonnes of the consignment destined for Port of Panama a…

The Namibia Ports Authority (Namport) has recorded its second breakbulk shipment of Copper Cathodes, earlier this week when the Unisea vessel docked at the Port of Walvis Bay.

The over 8 500 metric tonnes of the consignment destined for Port of Panama and the United States of America, came from the Mopani Copper mine in Zambia via road to Walvis Bay and loaded onto the Unisea vessel.

Namport’s Executive for Commercial Services Elias Mwenyo in a media statement on Friday stated that the shipment is the second consignment of copper being exported via the Port of Walvis Bay in a breakbulk format as an alternative to containerised export.

“Due to the ongoing global shortage in containers, it has become a phenomenon for shippers to opt for their consignments to be carried by bulk vessels to ensure continuity of operations and less dependency on containers.

With Namibia’s ports being strategically located along the West Coast of Africa and supplemented by the country’s excellent road infrastructure which is rated number one in Africa, the country continues to play a leading role in the facilitation of trade via our transport corridors serving hinterland markets within Southern African Development Community (SADC),” Mwenyo noted.

Namibia has four transport corridors that connect it to other SADC countries namely; Trans Kunene connecting Namibia to Angola, the Walvis Bay Ndola Lubumbashi Development Corridor connecting to Zambia and southern Democratic Republic of Congo, Trans Kalahari Corridor connecting Namibia to Botswana as well as the Trans Oranje corridor responsible for connecting Namibia to the Republic of South Africa.

According to Namport, the Namibian ports are not only strategically located, but the ports authority has furthered this advantage by investing in state of the art infrastructure and equipment in order to provide a superior customer service experience to everyone making use of its facilities at both ports.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency