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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

Dar es Salaam port container handling set to double capacity

Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Tanzania, Mr Isack Kamelwe said the capacity of Dar es Salaam port to handle containers will soon double after completion of the expansion project at the the port. According to the Minister, the port currently has capacity to handle vessels carrying between 3,000 and 4,000 containers but after completion…Read More

June 14th, 2019  |  Published in news

TNPA shares port insights with Nigerian Shippers Council

Collaboration in the interest of economic growth in Africa takes a further step forward this week when Transnet National Ports Authority welcomes delegates from the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) on a knowledge sharing visit to the Ports of Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. The NSC, which was recently mandated to take up a new…Read More

April 9th, 2019  |  Published in news

TNPA ploughing back scarce skills into the maritime sector

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is making a significant contribution to the development of critical skills required by the South African port system, with its ongoing development of marine cadets. Ten new cadets, out of a national port pipeline of 31, have just completed their academic and sea borne training, with seven of them now…Read More

April 9th, 2019  |  Published in news

Africa can only succeed if it addresses challenges collectively

The President of the Republic of Kenya, his excellency, Uhuru Kenyatta says Africa will only succeed in propelling Intra-African cooperation if they collectively address issues such as corruption and illegal fishing. Mr Kenyatta toured the Port of Walvis Bay on Saturday with his delegation to see how the port can enhance efficiency and service delivery….Read More

March 25th, 2019  |  Published in news

Namport Signs Agreement with French Channel Port to Promote Business Relations

The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) and France-based Dunkerque Port signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate, share information, training opportunities as well as to grow business relations with each other. The agreement will ensure that the two ports intensify and extend cooperation and port industrial activities, it also explores mutually beneficial initiatives with a view…Read More

February 27th, 2019  |  Published in news

Kenya: Port agency steps up effort to curb ship pollution

More than 500 shipping vessels that docked at the Port of Mombasa in 2018 were inspected in a drive to reduce sulphur emissions. The lead agency which carried out the inspections, the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) added that the exercise is ongoing. In a statement signed by the Director-General, Major Rtd George Okong’o, said ships…Read More

February 6th, 2019  |  Published in news