Achievements & History

2016

•    WBNLDC Member states signed tripartite agreement.

•    WBCG is now part of the Federation of Clearing and Forwarding Association of Southern Africa steering committee.

•    WBCG Wellness represented Civil Society Organizations of Namibia at PEPFAR Country Operational Plan Review in South Africa.

•    WBCG CEO, Mr Johny Smith, was named Africa Transport Leader of the Year.

•    Wellness testing in Omusati reached record-breaking numbers.

•    A successful Information Session was held in Zambia.

•    WBCG played a role in eliminating restrictions on Heavy Motor Vehicles.

•    Upgrades to Zambia’s Western Corridor Commenced.

•    AIDEX Africa was impressed with the WBCG Wellness model after WBCG was the only Namibian company selected to represent at the event.

•    Namibia hosted Western Corridors Clusters meeting.

•    Truck consignment of 109 units passed through the Port of Walvis Bay by December.

•    WBCG Wellness and the Ministry of Health and Social Services sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

•    WBCG Wellness awarded the Namibia HIV/AIDS Hero Awards for company most active in the HIV fight in the Private Sector.

•    Brazilian company to invest in Namibia allowing for an increase in the volumes of cargo on the international corridor between Brazil and Walvis Bay.

2015

•    The Logistics Hub Masterplan Study is completed and the draft report , titled ‘The Project on Master Plan for Development of an International Logistics Hub for SADC Countries in the Republic of Namibia’ is presented to Stakeholders. The Plan provides a detailed future image of the envisaged logistics and distribution hub in Namibia.

•     WBCG celebrates 15 years in Logistics.

2014

•     The WBCG sets new monthly record ever, averaging over 95 000 tonnes in February.

•     The Embassy of Finland continues financial assistance to the WBCG to enhance SME transport operators transport and logistics skills.

•     The port of Walvis Bay celebrates 20 years.

•      The port of Walvis Bay commences with the expansion of the port.

•      CMA-CGM announces new direct service from Houston, Texas to Walvis Bay.

2013

•     The WBCG Wellness Service conducts the first ever Moonlight Testing of its kind in Namibia.

•      The WBCG Wellness Service and Corridor Empowerment Project renews their agreement to continue providing on-site wellness 
screening services. 

•      Vehicle imports for Zimbabwe via Walvis Bay generates more than P35 million for Botswana’s Economy

•     GIZ grants the WBCG Wellness Service over N$900 000 which provides for technical assistance. 


•     Record volumes recorded - increase by more than 54% during the past financial year.

•     Vehicle imports via Walvis Bay generates more than N$150 million for Namibia.

•     NamPort invests in additional mobile harbour cranes.

•     The Society for Family Health joins hands with the WBCG Wellness Service with financial assistance to the 
value of N$1.3 million. 


2012

•     WBCG has a total of 4 branch offices including Brazil, the DRC, Gauteng and Zambia.


·     WBCG launches office in Sao Paulo, Brazil 


•     WBCG launches office in Lubumbashi, DRC

•     WBCG CEO appointed as the interim Chairman of the Africa Corridor 
Management Alliance in Africa. 


2011

·     WBCG & North Star Alliance opens second Roadside Wellness Centre at Roads Authority Weighbridge in Katima Mulilo.

·     Vehicle volumes through the Port of Walvis Bay rise to record label.

·     WBCG recieves financial assistance from the Embassy of Finland for the funding of Enhancing the Trade and Transport Facilitation Capacity of Namibian Logistics Services Providers and a Follow up Mission to Finland.

·     The Port of Walvis Bay hits a record high with its productivity levels with 43 moves per hour.

·     The Port of Walvis Bay deepens it's container terminal to- 14,4m.

·     The WBCG won third place for its "innovative partnership in Service Delivery" at the CPSI All Africa Public Service Innovation Awards.

·     TransNamib invest in the rehabilitation of the railway along the TransKalahari Corrridor.

·     The Port of Walvis Bay launches the container terminal management system - NAVIS SPARC N4.

·     The launch of the first ever Customs Systems Interface and Connectivity in Southern Africa for the TranKalahari Corridor.

·     NMT Agencies increases its Ro-Ro services from Europe to Walvis Bay.

·     The completion of the One-Stop-Border-Post at Kasumbalesa along the Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lubumbashi Development Corridor.

2010

·     The WBCG recieves financial and technical assistance from the Embassy of Finland to conduct an economic benefit study along the Walvis Bay Corridors and to embark on a fact finding mission to Finland

·     The first ever WBCG electroinic Annual Review 2008/2009 is published.

·     The WBCG celebrates it's 10 year anniversary.

·     Conclusion of the official signing ceremony of the MOU between DRC, Namibia and Zambia on the Walvis Bay-Ndola- Lumbumbashi Corridor Management Commitee (WBNLMC).

·     UNECA confirm financial support for the WBCG business model reviews study.

·     Road Safety and Transport Security assessment were done along the Trans-Cunene  and the Trans-Kalahari Corridors.

·     The WBCG was selected to form part of the Port Cluster Governance Committee which was created by the Global Logistics Institute.

2009

·     First shipment from Malawi via the Port of Walvis Bay.

·     Walvis Bay Corridors reaching highest volumes yet carrying more than 55000 tonnes in a month.

·     3 days transit time achieved to Zambia from the Port of Walvis Bay along the Trans-Caprivi Corridor.

·     New direct import service by Maersk from the Middle East to Walvis Bay.

·     MOU between Namport and the Zambian Government signed on Zambia Dry Port in Port of Walvis Bay.

·     Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) calls at the Port of Walvis Bay as a direct service.

·     New feeder service calls at the Port of Walvis Bay.

·     The Port of Walvis Bay hits a record high with it's productivity levels with 40 moves per hour.

·     WBCG HIV/AIDS Help Desk launched the Truckers Health Information Toolkit.

·     Safety risk assessment carried out on the Walvis Bay Corridors.

·     New border facility completed at Wanela, the Namibia- Zambia border

2008

·     Botswana and South Africa extend border operating hours on the Trans-Kalahari corridor.

·     Namibia Roads Authority invests in the upgrading of the road infrastructure along the Trans-Kalahari Corridor(TKC).

·     The Port of Walvis Bay announces their plans to expand the port and to develop a new container terminal.

·     New direct service between Canada, USA and Walvis Bay.

·     Trans-Kalahari Corridor begins about harmonisation in axle load limits.

·     Feasibility study launched for the One Stop Border Post on the Trans-Kalahari Corridor.

·     The Trans-Caprivi Corridor Carries the heaviest consignment consisting of 8 abnormal loads plus 15 x 40' containers through the Port of Walvis Bay to Ndola, Zambia.

·     The Trans-Caprivi Corridor carries the most complex consignment yet consisting of 3600  tonnes of ammonium nitrate through the Port of Walvis Bay from Russia to Zambia.

·     First copper export from Copperbelt shipped via the Port of Walvis Bay.

·     WBCG together with Swedish Trade Council arrange a fact finding mision to Sweden to promote the Port of Walvis Bay and WBCG in Sweden.

·     Walvis Bay Corridor Group Lauches Office in Gauteng.

·     Axle load limits harminised between Namibia and Zambia.

·     Launched the first ever publication of the WBCG, namely, the "Guide to the Walvis Bay Corridors".

·     The Walvis Bay Road side wellness centre is officially opened.

2007

·      WBCG HIV/AIDS Help Desk launches HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy.

·     The HIV/AIDS Help Desk runs a Leadership Seminar on Employee Wellness Programmes within companies as a way of addressing the impact of HIV/AIDS on the workforce, using the Namport campaign as a successful example in practice.

·     Establishment of an office for the Trans-Kalahari Corridor Secretariat within the Walvis Bay Corridor Group office; the Secretariat is funded by Namibia, Botswana and South Africa; a Programme Coordinator is recruited to run the Secretariat.

·     Walvis Bay Corridor Group embarks on a study to analyse the transport industry’s value chain and to identify opportunities for small- and medium-scale enterprises within the transport industry in Namibia, in cooperation with the German Development Service (DED).

·     Walvis Bay Corridor Group instigates funding support through the Roads Authority and through the Road Funds Administration, receives funding from the Development Bank of Namibia to upgrade the Okavango River Bridge (also known as the Divundu Bridge).

·     Walvis Bay Corridor Group launches the Road Safety and Security programme along the Walvis Bay Corridors.

·     The Trans-Caprivi Corridor carries its largest consignment unit, 49m x 4,5m wide container in 4 weeks to Zambia via the Port of Walvis Bay.

·     WBCG held its first awareness meeting in Lumbumbashi DRC to promote Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lumbumbashi Corridor.

·     Extension of border operating hours between Botswana and South Africa which is now in alignment with Namibia and Botswana, in accordance with the Trans Kalahari corridor Memorandum of Understanding.

·     Walvis Bay provides 19 days service between Europe and Botwana.

2006

·     Namibia and Zambia border posts are automated using the Auto-mated System of Customs Documentation (ASYCUDA++) system.

·     Walvis Bay Corridor Group opens first branch office in Lusaka, Zambia.

·     After a trial period on the Trans-kalahari Corridor, the South African Revenue Services officially rolls out the SAD 500 to other corridors in southern africa.

·     The northern railway line reaches Ondangwa, where a container deport is constructed at the Nehale Station.

·     Construction of the northern railway line continues from Ondangwa for another 60 km to the Namibian border with Angola, at the Oshikango/Santa Clara border post, and is expected to be completed by mid-2008.

·     The World Food Progamme sends 8,050 tonnes of food to Zambia via the Trans-Caprivi Corridor.

·     Maersk provides a direct service from the far east to the Port of Walvis Bay.

·     Construction of the 40km Aus- Luderitz railway line commences, providing a rail link to the port of Luderitz, for the Trans-Oranje  Corridor.

·     First export consignment of beans from Tanzania via Trans-Caprivi Corridor through the Port of Walvis Bay.

·     Trans-Caprivi Corridor carries consignment of vehicles from the Port of Walvis Bay to Malawi.

·     Namport installs closed-circuit television (CCTV) at the Port of Walvis Bay.

2005

·     UNCTAD convenes first bilateral cluster meetings between Namibia and Zambia.

·     Enhancement of Trans-Kalahari Corridor customs integration (common bond guarentee system).

·     Opening of the Bakwena Platinum Highway

·     Two simultaneous shipments of automotive components are sent along the Trans-Kalahari Corridor route (Gauteng-Port of Walvis Bay-Europe) and the Durban Corridor ( Gauteng-Port of Durban-Europe) as part of a pilot study to assess the relative benefits of each Corridor to the automotive industry; this study by the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) , in conjuction with UTi and the National Association of Automotive Components and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM), all in South Africa, confirms that the Trans-Kalahari Corridor route is short and faster.

·     New customs procedures implemented at the Katima Mulilo (Namibia) Sesheke  (Zambia) border posts.

·     Trans-Caprivi Corridor carries its Largest consignment to date (3,000 tonnes of rice).

2004

·     Opening of the Katima Mulilo Bridge over the Zambezi River, connecting Namibia and Zambia on the Trans-Caprivi Corridor

·     Introduction of harmonised customs procedures along the Trans-Kalahari Corridor using the Single Administration Document (SAD 500).

·     Maersk introduces a new direct service from South America to the Port of Walvis Bay.

·     Namport doubles container throughput between 2001 and 2004

·     Trans-Kalahari Corridor utilisation increases from 20% in 2001 to 60% in 2004.

·     Walvis Bay Corridor Group selected as a model Corridor arrangement on the African continent by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

2003

·     Southern Africa Transport Investment (SATI) opens up a new container depot at the Port of Walvis Bay.

·     Opening of Inland Container Depot in Windhoek by TransNamib Holdings Ltd.

·     Signing of the Trans-Kalahari Corridor Memorandum of Under-standing by the Transport Ministries of Botswana, Namibia and South Africa at the Port of Walvis Bay.

·     Establishment of the WBCG HIV/AIDS Help Desk.

·     Walvis Bay Corridor Group signs cooperation agreement with the German Government Development Cooperation Agency (InWent), to implement training programme entitled "Building Competencies for Improving Transport/Corridor Business", training programme commences.

2002

·     Launch of the SADC pilot project for the transportation of  goods in transit on the Trans-Kalahari Corridor using new SADC customs procedures.

·     Commencement of the trilateral Trans-Kalahari Corridor development programme. Establishment of the Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lubumbashi Corridor Committee (also known as the Trans-Caprivi Corridor Manage-ment Committee). Inspection of the Port of Walvis Bay and Trans- Kalahari Corridor by the Automotive Industry Development Centre on Gauteng, South Africa.

2001

·     Commencement of the Northern Railway Extension Project along the Trans-Cunene Corridor, i.e from Tsumeb to Oshikango, which is Namibia's border post with Angola.

·     Establishment with the trilateral Trans-Kalahari Corridor Manage-ment Committee.

·     Extension of border operating hours between Namibia and Botswana in accordance with the Trans-Kalahari Corridor Memorandum of Understanding.

2000

·     Establishment of the Walvis Bay Corridor Group. Completion of port development programme and deepening of the Port of Walvis Bay to 12,8 metres.

·     Commencement of direct shipping service to Port of Walvis Bay through Maritime Carrier Shipping (MACS) and Maersk from and to Europe, substituting previous transhipment via Cape Town.

1999

·     Official opening of thr Trans- Caprivi Highway, which forms the Trans-Caprivi Corridor.

1998

·     Official opening of the Trans-Kalahari Highway, which forms the Trans-Kalahari Corridor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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