Following the submission of his credentials to Namibia’s Head of State recently, the newly appointed Ambassador of the United States of America, His Excellency Randy Berry yesterday, Tuesday, 04 April 2023, paid a courtesy visit to Namport’s CEO, Mr Andrew Kanime.
Ambassador Berry’s visit to Namport was premised on the need to familiarize himself with the operations of the Ports as the new US Ambassador to Namibia, as well as to discuss ways on how the US Government programs and businesses can support Namibia’s developmental agenda. The visiting Ambassador said there is a need to further explore investment and trade relations between the two governments through their respective agencies and institutions.
On behalf of Namport, Mr Kanime expressed great appreciation for the courtesy extended to Namport by the Ambassador and further reiterated the important advocating role the Ambassador can play in promoting the intentions of the U.S Government to do business in Namibia, as well as the need for strengthened collaboration with Namport, particularly in the areas of port security and capacity building. The CEO further presented a high-level business overview with a strong emphasis on commodity trends, new business markets, Namport’s developmental and investment opportunities, the National Corridor Development Strategy, National Single Window initiatives as well as on potential business that could come onstream once the Oil, Green Hydrogen and Gas business cases are solidified.
The delegation then proceeded to the Container Control Programme at the Namibia Revenue Agency (NAMRA), followed by a guided tour of the Port of Walvis Bay by Ms Taná Pesat, Manager: Corporate Communication and Mr Titus Tsowaseb, Manager: Security & Emergency Services.