Strategically located half way down the coast of Namibia, with direct access
to principal shipping routes, Walvis Bay is a natural gateway for international
Walvis Bay is Namibia's largest commercial port, receiving approximately
3,000 vessel calls each year and handling about 5 million tonnes of cargo.
It is a sheltered deepwater harbour benefiting from a temperate climate.
Fortunately, no delays are caused by bad weather.
In order to deal with even higher levels of throughput, Namport have steadily
improved its cargo-handling facilities, and remains committed to infrastructure
development, in line with Namport's Mission to provide efficient and effective
port and related services.
Our container terminal at the port of Walvis Bay can accommodate grounds
slots for 3875 containers with provision for 482 reefer container plug points.
The container terminal can host about 250, 000 containers per annum, therefore
various business development opportunities are being undertaken to facilitate
imports and export containers at this Port.
Walvis Bay Municipality
For more information about Walvis Bay and its industries, attractions, infrastructure and investment opportunities, visit the Walvis Bay Municipality Website.
The current Port Limit in the North is on the parallel of latitude 22° 51'.3 S.
However the proposed new Port Limits will be as follows:
Mid limits: Lat. 22° 51' 03.4"S - Long. 014° 26'01"E
Southern limits: Lat. 22° 57' 06.6" S - Long. 014° 24' 04" E
The Chart in use for approaches to Walvis Bay is BA chart number 4134 (INT 2611), dimensions of the berths 1-3 is 154400 and berths 4-8 is 182000. The distances between bollards 1-26 is 19m (i.e. berths 1-3), while from bollards no 27-86 is 15m. (berths 4-8) respectively.