Two vessels on maiden calls to Port of Walvis Bay

19 August 2021 | Infrastructure

Walvis Bay

The Namibian Ports Authority welcomed the CMA CGM Nabucco and the Ulsan at its new container terminal on Saturday.


The container ships CMA CGM Nabucco (334m) and Ulsan (258m) are first timers in Namibian waters, and recorded a total of 492 and 1000 moves done on each vessel respectively.

The CMA CGM Nabucco which is headed to Singapore, discharged import cargo and is expected to return to the Port of Walvis Bay early next month. The next port of call for Ulsan is Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

CMA CGM Nabucco was built in 2006 and is sailing under the flag of Cyprus. Its carrying capacity is 8488 TEU.

Ulsan left Walvis Bay for Cape Town where it is expected to dock today (18 August).

Ulsan, with a carrying capacity of 3900 TEU, was built in 2002 and is sailing under the flag of Hong Kong.

In the past four months ending July 2021, Namport recorded 265 vessels docking versus 239 in the same period in 2020.

“This is evident of the fact that the Namibian Ports Authority continuously strives to attain its vision of becoming the port of choice for seaborne clients,” said acting executive for commercial services at Namport, Elias Mwenyo.

According to him, Namport’s investment in world class equipment such as the construction of the new container terminal as well as the acquiring of the four state of the art ship-to-shore cranes are yielding the desired fruits.

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