Increase in salt exports

10 August 2021 | Infrastructure

The Port of Walvis Bay was a hive of salty activities, with two vessels in port to load salt destined for the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The cargo container ship Maria Da Paz, with a carrying capacity of 378 TEU, loaded 4 500 metric tons of bagged salt, while the general cargo vessel Uniscout loaded 7 000 metric tons of bagged salt.

Both vessels set sail for the Port of Matadi on Sunday with their expected dates of arrival scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

Over the past four months, Nam­port recorded a combined total (bagged 29 285 and bulk salt 130 901) of 160 186 metric tons of salt exported via the Port of Walvis Bay to various destinations. The quantity of salt exported for the same period in 2020 stood at 140 044 metric tons (bagged 46 545 and bulk 93 499).



Committed workforce

“Such volumes are testament to the unending efforts of Namport's workforce which remains committed to providing best quality port services to all seaborne trade through excellent customer service, sustainable growth and social responsibility, to contribute to the transformation of Namibia as a logistics hub,” said Elisa Hasheela, Namport acting executive for commercial services.

Another vessel worth noting is the Mediterranean Bridge, which was alongside and departed late Saturday afternoon after an operation of 1 674 moves carried out.

“These achievements among others, is due to Namport's dedicated staff members and their unwavering commitment to rendering world class service to our clients. More than ever, Namport remains committed to making the Namibian Ports Authority the port of choice for international trade,” Hasheela said.

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