August 5, 2019
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 Sam Nujoma’s comments on the reintegration ceremony 25 years ago: “From today, Walvis Bay becomes a strategic gateway to the emerging markets of southern and west Africa, as well as those of Latin America.”
The new container terminal is built on a 40 hectare platform reclaimed from the Atlantic Ocean. The facility was constructed by China Harbour Engineering Company’s with the help of about 2,000 Namibian employees.
Groundbreaking for the terminal took place in May 2014.