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Benefits of the Ports
Key benefits of using the Port of Walvis Bay:
The Port of Walvis Bay is strategically located halfway down the Namibian coast, with direct access to principal shipping routes.
The Port is the regional hub for central and southern Africa.
The Port is secure, congestion-free, efficient and of world-class standard.
Turnaround times for offloading vessels vary from 12 to 15 hours for container vessels; 24 to 48 hours for bulk vessels, depending on tonnage and shipment; and between 18 and 20 hours for break-bulk vessels.
The Port boasts developed-world infrastructure and equipment, enabling the safe and reliable handling of cargo.
Maximum security measures and procedures are in place, including closed-circuit TV.
The Port is International Ship and Port Facility Security Code compliant.
There are no delays because of weather conditions as the Port experiences temperate weather throughout the year.
The Port offers a thriving Syncro lift ship facility.
To these facilities, Namport has added a floating dry dock that can lift vessels up to 150 m in length with a 25 m beam and displacing 8,500 metric tonnes.
Namport continuously develops and improves its equipment and services.
Key benefits of using the Port of Lüderitz:
The Port’s strategic location makes it an important base for the fishing, mining, and offshore diamond mining industries
The Port is also an essential shore base for oil and gas drilling operations off the southern coast
Excellent logistical services and links to other towns in Namibia and South Africa are offered
The Port develops its infrastructure to suit its clients’ needs
A 500-m quay provides cargo handling and container facilities for imports and exports, while a mobile harbour crane can handle containers and break-bulk cargo of up to 64 tonnes, and two additional 25-tonne Grove mobile cranes deal with smaller volumes of break-bulk cargo at the 500-m quay.