This week, the Grand Orion roro vessel which was built in Japan graced our shores and off-loaded 401 units, of which 228 were sedan cars, 4x4 pick-ups and 173 were trucks.
Eight of these vehicles are for the local market whilst the rest are destined for our neighbouring countries, like Zambia (89 units), Zimbabwe (257 units), Botswana (16 units), Malawi (42 units), Congo (6 units). The vehicles are coming from Europe.
Ms Taná Pesat, Acting Commercial Executive of Namport said that consignments going to these countries, cements the efforts of Namport to enhance intercontinental trades and these ventures are always welcome.
It was loaded in Sheerness and Killingholme (UK ports) and Antwerp (Belgium port).
The Grand Orion has 12 decks and of these decks are used for truck parking while the rest are for sedans and 4x4's. When fully loaded she can carry 59217 gross tonnes.