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Namport records a 19 percent increase of TEU’s shipped in the month of September

Posted: 7 Nov 2019

The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) has in the month of September 2019 recorded a commendable increase of 19 percent of twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU)’s shipped and 33 percent of TEU’s that landed at the Port of Walvis Bay, in comparison to September 2018. Namport’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kavin Harry made these remarks during the Annual Port Users function held in honour of the entity’s clientele last week Friday.

The function was attended by more than 100 stakeholders in the maritime fraternity, with the aim of appreciating all those who have made use of the Port’s facilities in 2019. At the same function, awards were conferred to various entities in the different categories: Top 5 Revenue based Clients, Top 3 Volume based Clients and Top 3 SME’s for 2019 at the Port of Walvis Bay.

Congratulations to the following recipients, in no particular order:

Top 5 Revenue Based Clients at the Port of Walvis Bay for 2019

  • Maersk Namibia (Pty) Ltd
  • Woker Freight Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Trade Ocean Shipping Namibia
  • Logistics Support Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Sturrock Grindrod Maritime (Namibia)

Top 3 Volume based clients at the Port of Walvis Bay for 2019

  • Walvis Bay Salt Refiners (Pty) Ltd
  • Engen (Pty) Ltd
  • Puma Energy Namibia (Pty) Ltd

Top 3 SMEs at the Port of Walvis Bay for 2019

  • Cross Border Vehicle Traders
  • Faida Trading & Clearing
  • Zephyr Investments

Speaking at the glamorous event, Mr.Harry commented that 2019 has been a year of tremendous growth for the Port as “we witnessed the official inauguration of the New Container Terminal. This great investment requires us as an entity, with your cooperation, to promote our port to overseas potential investors in order to ensure that Namibia, through the Port, becomes the Port of choice”.

As an entity, Namport is focused on efficiency, not only through service delivery, but also with its systems and equipment and is in the process of developing a green port policy as the first step towards positioning the Port of Walvis Bay as a flagship port providing sound stewardship and management of the environment.

Source: Namport