New container terminal goes live

The automation of certain processes will improve various operational aspects of the new container terminal.

03 September 2019 | Infrastructure

Walvis Bay's new container terminal went online on 24 August, with RDO Favour being the first container vessel to dock at berth 11.

The port's regular cargo handling operations ceased between 17 and 23 August to move 1 131 containers and ­ground-handling equipment from the old container terminal to the new facility.

To further improve efficiencies at the Port of Walvis Bay, the Namibian Port Authority (Nam­port) has also upgraded its operating systems by introducing Navis N4 technology.

Namport ICT executive Victor Ashikoto said that automation and in­vestment in management and security systems are crucial to ensure that cargo is handled as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

He explained that Navis provides operational technologies that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world's leading terminal operators.

“N4 optimisation solutions help terminal operators automate decision-making and ele­vate productivity across a range of critical operational and business processes. This technology takes a holistic approach to streamlining operations to ensure that land, labour and equipment are used in the most productive fashion.”

Ashikoto said the main areas where the techno­logy is being utilised include the container landing, yard management and security systems.

“Automation of the container landing function will, amongst many other purposes, assist with sway and load control. Smart Stack, the yard management functionality, is a container position recording system which ensures yard accuracy through real time automated inventory reporting and management. It is designed to eliminate container placement errors and increase the utilisation of yard space to handle growth.”

The Enterprise Security System features video analytics, which enhance the port surveillance aspect.

“Smart cameras have been employed to enhance port security and will record when there is activity. Automated access control has also been implemented to protect people, property and assets. These new security features add another layer of security to an already secure port.”

Ashikoto said all operations are controlled from a command centre.

“The idea is to have a centralised facility with access to real-time information to enable the immediate resolution of operational issues.”

Management of the bulk and breakbulk operations in the former container terminal have already been modernized. The Logstar General Cargo management system, which provides planning and real-time management functionality, was introduced at the old container terminal in January this year.

Similar News

 

Hupstoot vir Shack Dwellers

1 day - 11 November 2019 | Infrastructure

Walvisbaai • [email protected] Die Walvis Bay Shack Dwellers het N$1 miljoen van die Erongo-streeksraad deur middel van die kiesafdeling-ontwikkelingsfonds (CDF) ontvang.Die groep van...

Development for Arandis

1 day - 11 November 2019 | Infrastructure

Arandis · [email protected] The Arandis logistics hub, truck port and prepaid water meter projects were launched by the governor of the Erongo region Cleophas...

Namdock secures Angolan Navy maintenance contract

3 days ago - 09 November 2019 | Infrastructure

Namdock announced yesterday that it had concluded a contract to maintain and repair the vessels of the Marinha de Guerra Angolana (MGA), the Angolan...

Reviewing public transport laws

5 days ago - 07 November 2019 | Infrastructure

Swakopmund • [email protected] A consultative meeting hosted by the Erongo regional council and the Ministry of Works and Transport on the public passenger...

MS Bremen calls at Walvis Bay port

1 week ago - 05 November 2019 | Infrastructure

Walvis Bay • Leandrea Louw The MS Bremen, known for its expedition cruises to Antarctica, was the second ship to make use of the...

Rail freight volumes on the up

1 week ago - 05 November 2019 | Infrastructure

TransNamib has recorded growth of eight percent in freight volumes and seven percent in revenue between February 2018 and February 2019. The company's chief executive...

MS Boudicca becomes first cruise liner to dock at...

2 weeks ago - 29 October 2019 | Infrastructure

Walvis Bay • Leandrea Louw The cruise liner MS Boudicca made history when it became the first ship to make use of the...

Waterfront, marina development in full swing

3 weeks ago - 22 October 2019 | Infrastructure

The development of a waterfront and marina was identified as a project through which Namport wants to better combine seaport activities with recreational and tourism...

Namport assists in marble block exports

3 weeks ago - 22 October 2019 | Infrastructure

Around 275 blocks of marble weighing about 4000 metric tonnes will be shipped from the Port of Walvis Bay to Marina di Carrara in Italy...

MS Albatros to call at Walvis Bay

3 weeks ago - 16 October 2019 | Infrastructure

As the year draws to a close, some holiday makers from across the globe are already enjoying some much needed time off.Over the next three...

Latest News

Grumpy's ­fishing report

21 hours ago | Fishing

Outdoor Centre • Grumpy Gramowski The Cymot Corporate Angling competition held recently was a huge success. About 50 four-man teams entered, which means 200 anglers...

TIDES

21 hours ago | Fishing

Tuesday, 12 NovemberHigh03:13Low08:55High15:17Low21:18Wednesday, 13 NovemberHigh03:43Low09:25High15:47Low21:48Thursday, 14 NovemberHigh04:14Low09:57High16:19Low22:20Friday, 15 NovemberHigh04:48Low10:32High16:55Low22:56Saturday, 16 NovemberHigh05:27Low11:12High17:36Low23:36Sunday, 17 NovemberHigh06:11Low12:01High18:25Low00:26Monday, 18 NovemberHigh07:07Low13:06High19:28Low01:34Best fishing:Tuesday, 12 Novemberfrom 14:45 to 15:49Saturday, 16 Novemberfrom 16:02 to...

Hupstoot vir Shack Dwellers

1 day - 11 November 2019 | Infrastructure

Walvisbaai • [email protected] Die Walvis Bay Shack Dwellers het N$1 miljoen van die Erongo-streeksraad deur middel van die kiesafdeling-ontwikkelingsfonds (CDF) ontvang.Die groep van...

Veiligheid vir bejaardes

1 day - 11 November 2019 | Local News

Swakopmund · [email protected] Die Swakopmund Retirement Village het gister vir die eerste keer hul noodplan ingeoefen.Die aftree oord het in Desember 2016 geopen en...

King of the Ring I

1 day - 11 November 2019 | Sports

Swakopmund The first King of the Ring Championship takes place in Swakopmund next Saturday (16 November). The event is sanctioned by the Namibian Kickboxing Federation...

Development for Arandis

1 day - 11 November 2019 | Infrastructure

Arandis · [email protected] The Arandis logistics hub, truck port and prepaid water meter projects were launched by the governor of the Erongo region Cleophas...

Europa op Swakopmund silwerskerm

3 days ago - 09 November 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund · [email protected] Europese Unie (EU) het hierdie week ’n Europese Filmfees op Swakopmund aangebied. Vertonings het Maandag met The King of the...

Toerbus brand uit

3 days ago - 09 November 2019 | Disasters

Swakopmund • [email protected] Vier en dertig toeriste se Namibiese besoek is kortgeknip ná hul “Rotel”-bus aan die brand geslaan het.Die bus het...

Namdock secures Angolan Navy maintenance...

3 days ago - 09 November 2019 | Infrastructure

Namdock announced yesterday that it had concluded a contract to maintain and repair the vessels of the Marinha de Guerra Angolana (MGA), the Angolan...

Load More