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Namibia: Thousands of Tourists Expected At Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay is preparing for another influx of visitors as 7cruise liners, with an estimated 10 000 passengers, are scheduled to call at the harbour’s new dedicated cruise passenger terminal this month. The new passenger terminal was commissioned alongside the new container terminal in 2019. “The terminal provides a great impetus for the further development…Read More

January 7th, 2020  |  Published in news

Mombasa port records increased cargo traffic

Improved efficiency at the Port of Mombasa is attributed to the construction of the second Container Terminal, improved handling services and faster transfer of cargo on the standard gauge railway to Nairobi. The Kenya Port Authority Managing Director Mr Daniel Manduku said yard congestion has reduced enabling better operations and planning. “Our performance was boosted…Read More

January 7th, 2020  |  Published in news

MSC Orchestra kicks off 2019-20 Durban Cruise Season

The MSC ORCHESTRA carrying over 3000 passsengers arrived Durban on 16 November 2019 marking its maiden voyage to South Africa as well as the start of construction of the new Durban passenger terminal. The cruise ship visit marks the beginning of the cruise season for Durban which is expected to host 17 cruise liners from…Read More

November 19th, 2019  |  Published in news

Cargo handled by Mombasa port up 9% January-September

The port of Mombasa handled 9% more cargo in the first 9 months of this year compared with the same period in 2018, due to expanded handling capacity and increased transit cargo, its operator said. Mombasa handles imports and exports for Kenya and other countries including Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and…Read More

November 14th, 2019  |  Published in news

Mombasa port makes key gains

The Port of Mombasa has recorded increased cargo volumes attributed to a set of reforms and heavy investment along Northern Corridor which have significantly reduced cost of transport to landlocked countries. Cross-border trade facilitation at One Stop Border Post (OSBP) has also been key in attracting landlocked countries to trade with the Kenyan port, resulting…Read More

September 24th, 2019  |  Published in news

UNCTAD Report on Best Connected Ports

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released new datasets measuring liner shipping connectivity, port calls and turnaround time in the world’s container ports. The Liner Shipping Connectivity Index (port LSCI) dataset enables businesses and governments to determine maritime transport trends and their ports’ positions compared to others. The index provides data on…Read More

August 8th, 2019  |  Published in news

Walvis Bay Container Terminal Inaugurated

The newly constructed container terminal looks to triple Namport’s current container handling capacity of 350,000 TEUs to over a million TEUs. Speaking during the inauguration on 2 August 2019, President Hage Geingob called the completion of the project another milestone in Namibia’s mission towards achieving its developmental objectives. Mr. Geingob brought to remembrance founding President…Read More

August 5th, 2019  |  Published in news

Mauritius Ports Authority and Abu Dhabi Ports to boost Indian Ocean maritime sector

Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) and Abu Dhabi Ports have signed an agreement to enhance the maritime sector across the Indian Ocean, from port infrastructure and security to protecting the environment and driving the cruise industry. Under the MoU, MPA and Abu Dhabi Ports will explore areas of collaboration between the public and private sectors, as…Read More

July 2nd, 2019  |  Published in news

Cargo handled by Kenya’s Mombasa port up 6% in eleven months to May

The port of Mombasa handled 6.3 percent more cargo in the last eleven months thanks to higher efficiency, a surge in imports and greater capacity after the port was expanded, the facility’s management said on Monday. The rise in cargoes came despite uncertainty after 75 tax agency staff including customs workers were arrested last month…Read More

June 18th, 2019  |  Published in news

Namport Receives Large Consignment of Project Cargo Destined for Botswana

Progress on Botswana’s Mohembo Bridge will proceed to another level courtesy of the port of Walvis Bay, which recently received a large consignment of 10720 metric tonnes of project cargo destined for the neighbouring country. Namport in a statement this week said it is expected to take 160 truckloads to transport 10,720 tonnes of project…Read More

June 14th, 2019  |  Published in news