Namport acts swiftly

09 June 2020 | Infrastructure

Erongo governor Neville Andre commended the Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) for its positive cooperation in addressing issues related to the loading and offloading of cargo at the Port of Walvis Bay.

According to Andre, a concern about the ticketing system used by Namport was raised during a recently held Emergency Regional Emergency and Disaster Risk Management Committee meeting.

“The situation that prevailed at times caused lengthy waiting periods and long queues. This in turn resulted in truckers going into town or shops, interacting with people, and in doing so risked further possible infections. Namport was subsequently tasked to develop a system that could ensure that truckers do not have to wait for too long, which will enable them to just load and go.”



Andre said that when he visited the area recently, he observed that truckers no more need to wait for long periods and are now able to remain in their trucks whilst waiting for their turn to load cargo.

“We have two gates providing access to the port with trucks arriving on an ad hoc basis. The port is an entry and exit point and we are duty bound to record what comes in or go out (import and export) on a daily basis. Most trucks use the gate which provide access to the container terminal. The existing process pertaining to the registration and verification of drivers and cargo were fine-tuned. This resulted in the process being sped up significantly,” Namport’s executive for commercial services Immanuel !Hanabeb said.

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