Careers at Namport

10 September 2018 | Business

The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) manages the ports of Walvis Bay and Lüderitz from its headquarters in Walvis Bay.

Namport’s workforce stood at 958 permanent employees and 19 long- and short-term employees at the end of 2017. People who work at Namport make their living at jobs directly or indirectly related to the sea.

The largest portion (72.9%) of Namport’s workforce is employed in port operations followed by positions at the Port Authority (18.4%), finance (3.8%), human resources (2.6%), ICT (1.4%) and the office of the CEO (0.9%).

A total of 1 177 positions were allocated at Namport and the current workforce therefore reflected a total of 213 vacancies or 18% for 2016 to 2017.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and invested N$28 million since 2008 in human capital. Approximately N$5,7 million was invested in training and developing the workforce of the port authority in the 2016/2017 financial year. N$8 million was spent on developing much-needed maritime skills in the fields of engineering, piloting and that of tug masters.

Marine pilots are for example employed to ensure the safe navigation of ships in their waters. Pilots board ships entering or exiting the port or harbour, and navigate them safely in and out avoiding submerged rocks and other hazards. This is a physically demanding role which requires that marine pilots board moving vessels from small high powered launches, often in rough seas.

Marine engineers are professionals responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of all major mechanical and engineered equipment on board a ship. Marine engineering deals with the design, development, production and maintenance of the equipment used at sea and on board sea vessels like boats and ships. This is quite a vast field with many sister areas like naval architecture and nautical science.

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