Guest Contributor | Jan 17, 2023 | 0
Namport handles largest consignment of Petcoke destined for Zambia
The Namibian Ports Authority received the largest Petroleum Coke (Petcoke) consignment recorded at the Port of Walvis Bay, over three days this week.
The consignment of 42,000 tonnes of Petcoke was received from the United States of America, Houston Port, and will be transported in trucks via road to Zambia where it is used in limestone kilns.
According to Namport, this significant milestone speaks directly to the relentless work of marketing the Ports Authority’s capabilities and infrastructure to handle such volumes.
In February 2019, the Port of Walvis Bay recorded its first consignment of Petcoke as a trial run and has since proven to be a suitable and capable node in handling this commodity.
Petroleum coke is a material relatively low in cost and high in heat value and carbon content with good chemical stability, making it an efficient and cost-effective fuel for producing metal, brick, and related products.
The next consignment is expected to arrive at the Walvis Bay harbour’s bulk terminal in April next year.