The core function of the Walvis Bay Corridor Group is business development, marketing, promoting trade facilitation and infrastructure development along the corridors in order to provide landlocked SADC countries access to transatlantic markets.
Business development offices
The WBCG has 4 business development offices, which were opened in Zambia, South Africa, Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Congo between 2005 and 2012.
The Walvis Bay Corridor Group’s office in Zambia was established in 2005, to focus primarily on marketing and promoting the utilization of the Trans Caprivi Corridor, through the Port of Walvis Bay, in Zambia, DRC and Zimbabwe. Further, to facilitate trade along the Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lubumbashi Development Corridor (WBNLDC) through strategic partnerships with the public and private sectors under the umbrella of the joint WBNLDC Cluster comprising members of the Republics of Namibia, Zambian and recently DRC.
Contact our Business Development Manager, James Kaposa, in Zambia at:
Tel +260 21 129 4494
Gauteng, South Africa
The WBCG’s office in Gauteng, South Africa was officially opened, on 16 September 2009, by the Honourable Jeffrey Thamsanqa Radebe, Minister of Transport, South Africa with the aim of increasing business presence within the Botswana and South African market along the Trans Kalahari Corridor. Since the WBCG has entered the South African market, the WBCG has established a comprehensive data-base of all the Strategic and Logistics providers within the Gauteng area. The WBCG has also established good working relationships with key strategic supply chain operators, shipping lines, manufacturers, government officials and government agencies. Relationship building, networking and awareness creation is a major focus for the WBCG office in Gauteng to maintain a close working relationship with clients.
Contact our Business Development Manager, Irvaan Maharaj, in South Africa at:
Tel +27 11 258 8912
Sao Paulo, Brazil
With a focus on relationships and partnerships in the Brazilian market and in Latin America at large, the office in Sao Paulo, Brazil was opened in 2012. Our business development office continuously pushes to increase volumes by focusing on a multitude of commodity exports from the Brazilian market, produced by sectors like the food industry, mining and oil, which will support Namibia’s Logistics Hub development and thereby Namibia’s national development plans.
Contact our Business Development Representative, Ricardo Latkani, in Brazil at:
Tel +55 11 5044 7701
The Walvis Bay Corridor Group’s office in DRC was established in 2012, to focus primarily on marketing and promoting the utilization of the Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lubumbashi Development Corridor (WBNLDC) to extend further to other provinces in DRC.
Contact our Business Development office in DRC at:
Tel +322 386 5109