The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) recently welcomed its first breakbulk consignment of sugar stuffed in 50kg bags, with a total consignment volume of 20,800 tons originating from Brazil.
Over the past decade, Namport together with the Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) has persistently promoted the use of the Port of Walvis Bay and the Namibian corridors linking our Ports to major SADC markets, namely Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana, Angola and South Africa as a crucial hub for the Brazilian imports into Southern Africa. “These efforts have finally borne the much desired fruits with this first consignment of 20,800 tons breakbulk sugar imports, which is hopefully the first of many to follow”, stated Mr Phillemon Mupupa, Business Development Partner at the Ports Authority.
The sugar is destined for Botswana and the importation/handling as well the storage of this consignment is facilitated by SEARAIL Botswana which is the terminal operator for the Botswana Dry Port, situated at the Port of Walvis Bay.
Another shipment of 15, 000 tons sugar is expected to arrive in the second half of 2022 and the Ports Authority is optimistic for this to become regular business for the Port of Walvis Bay.
The Namibian Ports Authority remains committed to enhancing its clients experience through efficient and highly productive port services, consequently allowing the entity to make meaningful straits towards its vision of being the best performing seaports in Africa.