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Frequently asked questions - Port of Walvis Bay

Q: 1.Where can I get statistics on cargo handled at the Port?
Details of Statistics can be viewed under the section of Cargo Volumes/Statistics
Q: 2.What are the depths of the Port of Walvis Bay?
The depth for berths 1-3 is -12.8 CD while the depth for berths 4-8 is -10.6 CD
Q: 3.Where exactly is the Port of Walvis Bay?
The Port of Walvis Bay is situated along the West Coast of Africa.
Q: 4.What facilities can the port offer?
The Port offers Cargo handling services, Marine services,Leasing of Land & Property, Storage, Bunker services and other services which may be required.
Q: 5.Which shipping lines have direct sailing connections to the Ports in Namibia?
- Weekly service from Walvis Bay to Europe
- Weekly service from Europe to Walvis Bay
MACS - Sailing to and from Europe every 10 days
MSC - Bi-Weekly services to South African and Angolan ports
GAL - Sailing to and from East-coast USA ports every 20 days
OACL - Bi-Weekly service between South African, Namibian Ports and the Port of Luanda in Angola.
- Weekly service from the far east/ASIA (service: WAX/WAX2)
- Weekly service from Middle East Gulf/India via Durban (service: MIDAS)
Mitsui OSK Lines - Monthly RO-RO services from USA
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Q: 6.Where can I find a contact list of Freight Forwarding Agents in Namibia?
Refer to the E-Directory on the Namport Website for a listing of these companies
Q: 7.What is the Walvis Bay Corridor Group?
The Walvis Bay Corridor Group is a non-profit organization, which together with its members provides a logistics solution to importers/exporters from the Port of Walvis Bay inland towards the client's premises.
Q: 8.How many sailing days between Walvis Bay to Europe?
Sailing days in total is about 18 days (Hamburg, Germany), 16 days (Portugal), 17 days (Antwerp)
Q: 9.Which markets in Southern Africa provide the Ports of Namibia access to and from Europe and the Americas?
Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and the DRC
Q: 10.Where do I see which vessels are in Port?
The website has a Port log section which is updated daily to indicate which vessels are in Port.
Q: 11.What facilities are in place for bulk, break bulk and container cargo at the Ports?
The port has two Bulk terminals, which are privately operated and currently being used to handle some bulk cargo at the Port. The handling of breakbulk goods are done with Ships cranes, rail mounted cranes or a mobile crane. Ships cranes and Namport's mobile crane handle containers at the quayside.
Q: 12.How much do I get charged for services rendered to me at the port?
A Tariff Book is available for download from the website for all services rendered at the Port.
Q: 13.Where do I get financial information on the Namibian Ports Authority?
Our latest Annual Report can be downloaded from the website.
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Q: 14.What type of company is Namport?
Namibian Ports Authority manages the two seaports in Namibia, the Port of Lüderitz and the Port of Walvis Bay. The company is a state-owned enterprise with a Board of Directors guiding the management of the company.
Q: 15.What advantages does the Port of Walvis Bay have for clients?
The nearest, safest and most efficient Port in Southern Africa, which link importers and exporters in the SADC countries to Europe and the Americas.
Q: 16.During which times are the ports open for cargo working and marine services?
for marine services:
Mondays to Fridays (EXCEPT PUBLIC HOLIDAYS):
06H00 to 22H00
06H00 to 12H00
(All other times are overtime)

for cargo working:
Mondays to Fridays (EXCEPT PUBLIC HOLIDAYS):
07H00 to 12H00
13H00 to 17H00
(All other times are overtime)
Q: 17.How are the connections via road and rail from the Ports of Namibia?
The Port of Walvis Bay is linked up by road inland to the west via the Capital City, Windhoek to Botswana and South Africa. To the North it is linked up via the TransCaprivi Highway to Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The Rail link stretches to the North up to Ondangwa and via the Capital City, Windhoek it links Namibia southwards to South Africa.
Q: 18.What storage facilities are available inside the Port area?
Inside and outside storage facilities are available inside the port boundaries.
Q: 19.What ship repair facilities available at the Port?
A ship repair facility that can handle vessels up to 2000 tonnes is available with private companies providing engineering and repair services.

Additionally, Namport operates 2 floating docks with lifting capacity of 8000 tonnes each.
Q: 20.What facilities are available for oil tankers?
A tanker jetty is available with a draft of 10.0 Metres CD.
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