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 cargo from the port of Walvis Bay to Mohembo, Botswana.

The cargo will be used to accelerate progress on the construction of a bridge over the Kavango river. Currently traffic across the river is facilitated by motorized barges via a makeshift landing platform on the river bank.

Botswana Dry Port official, Mr. Rodney Brussel said that the service delivery from Namport was satisfactory as the “consignment was delivered without delay”.

Namibia availed operational sites to Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana as land locked countries to enable them to conduct business via sea to their respective countries.

A dry port is an inland inter-modal terminal directly connected by road or rail to a seaport and operating as a centre for the transshipment of sea cargo to inland destinations.

Meanwhile, the 1.2 km long Mohembo Bridge has been under construction since 2016 and upon completion is expected to connect villages east of the river with the rest of Botswana via the all-weather road that runs from Mohembo to Maun.