Largest consignment of bulk coal exported via the Port of Walvis Bay
The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) recently handled the exportation of 48,000 tonnes of bulk coal destined for Germany, according to a statement from the company.
This is the largest consignment of bulk coal handled via the Port of Walvis Bay to date and speaks directly to Namport’s commitment to provide world-class services to its clients and in so doing working to attain its vision of being the “Best Performing Seaport in Africa ́.
Business Development Partner, Tautinge Festus, said “these type of volumes [through] Walvis Bay bears testimony to the unrelenting marketing and business development efforts that the port is pursuing, but more so due to clients’ confidence in the Port’s ability to handle their cargo safely and efficiently”.
The Namibian Ports Authority expects to handle 300,000 tonnes of bulk coal destined for different international markets within the next 12 months due to increased demand. The door-opener 48,000 tonnes shipment was handled earlier this year at the Port of Walvis Bay.
The consignment which was stockpiled at the Walvis Bay Bulk Terminal and the Bigen Kuumba Port Services Terminal, originated from Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe and was transported via road to Walvis Bay.