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The Namibian Ports Authority continues to record positive increases in its activities

Posted: 22 Nov 2021

It is said that “it’s how you emerge from a crisis that determines your quality and strength”. It is against this disposition that the Ports Authority continues to put vigorous efforts into delivering superior services to its clients.

As of April – September this year, the Ports Authority recorded a further increase of 17%  in cargo exported through the ports compared to the same period in 2020, another  16% increase in vessel calls and containers handled recorded an increase of 1.7% in comparison to the previous financial year.

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.

The above means the multi-purpose terminal at the Port of Walvis Bay continued to be busy with bulk cargo being offloaded. We have seen a reduction in the number of COVID-19 cases nationally, which brings hope for a more stable economic growth for the country and global markets.

The Namibian Ports Authority is hopeful to see the return of passenger vessels in the near future, whilst adhering to all COVID-19 protocols. The return of these luxuries vessels will be a catalyst to the Namibian tourism industry.

*Article Contributed by Namport