Growing the Port of Lüderitz
The Port of Lüderitz is moving on the trajectory towards economic acceleration.
03 March 2020 | Infrastructure
Exceptional clientele services from the Port of Lüderitz’s operational team, with a world-class record of moving more than 10 000 tons per day, has resulted in more mines knocking at its door to make use of the port.
The port’s marketing specialist Cecile Kamupingene says Lüderitz’s current volume has increased from 600 000 tons per annum to more than 800 000 tons.
“We anticipate this trend to continue. Apart from this, Debmarine Namibia’s operation is gradually relocating to the Port of Lüderitz from Port Nolloth, South Africa, and as a result an escalation in terms of activities inside the port in comparison to the previous financial year is also noticeable.”
The port has also recorded a significant increase in passenger vessel calls at the harbour town. This directly translates into an increase in tourism activities.
Local taxis and tour bus operators are tapping into these opportunities by transporting tourists to heritage sites around the town, such as Kolmanskop and the ever popular Diaz Point.
Kamupingene added that the Port of Lüderitz was anticipating a very good business year through collaborations and synergy amongst all stakeholders within the logistics industry.
“Our ultimate goal is becoming a logistics hub in the SADC region. In achieving this we will be able to create more employment opportunities for the locals and in the same vein create niche industries.”
In the current 2019/2020financial year, the Port of Lüderitz has so far received eight passenger vessels and is expecting eight more to call as opposed to only ten vessels that called in the previous financial year.