Namport e-Newsletter

30 Sep 2020
 

September 2020


Namport continues to be the preferred harbour

 

The Namibian Ports Authority continues to be the choice of call for Roll on Roll off (car carrier) vessels. This is evident with the recorded 4 RoRos which docked at the Port of Walvis Bay’s quayside in September and 4 more similar vessels are expected to call the Port in the month of October.
 

Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Namibian Ports Authority has managed to safely receive 17 RoRos for the past six months to date. Although these numbers do not show an increase, it is worth noting that these vessels were allowed to dock at the Port of Walvis Bay despite the pandemic, this allowance is due to the strict health practices that the Port Authority ascribes to.
 

The presence of these vessels that are primarily used to convey vehicles in bulk indicates that the market for a vehicle is still favourable in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region.
 

The most recent Roro that docked in the Namibian waters is the RRC Compass and discharged a total of 217 vehicles which are destined to different markets within Southern Africa.
 

With Namibia located at the very strategic location that it is, the country is given a favourable advantage to be a connecting point to other neighbouring land-linked countries such as Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and DRC Congo who make frequent use of the seamless offerings of Namport.
 

RoRo vessels can berth at designated areas only due to the access ramp that has to be lowered. Roll-on/roll-off ships are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers, and railroad cars, which are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter.

This is in contrast to lift-on/lift-off vessels, which use a crane to load and unload cargo. RoRo vessels have either built-in or shore-based ramps that allow the cargo to be efficiently rolled on and off the vessel when in port and can carry up to 5,500 vehicles per load.

 

The Namibian Ports Authority remains committed to realizing its dream of becoming the best performing world-class Port in Africa.


Appointment of Mr Andrew Kanime as the
Chief Executive Officer of the Namibian Ports Authority

Coffee with the CEO of WBCG

Mr Mbahupu Hippy Tjivikua, the CEO of Walvis Bay Corridor Group, joined Transport Evolutions Coffee with the CEO webinar. The panel discussion also welcomed Mr Leslie Mlungisi Mpofu, Executive Director, Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat and Mr Elias Mwenyo, Manager: Business Development, Namibian Ports Authority - Namport who shared their insights into the opportunities and challenges facing the region. More than 100 professionals from over 25 countries joined the interactive session.

View video below.


Namport donates to MTC Knockout Project 2020
“Together we can beat homelessness”

Aimed towards addressing the inadequacies of homelessness in Namibia, MTC launched the 2nd edition of the MTC Knockout Project on 7th July 2020, in aid of efforts to address homelessness in the country. 

The Namibian Ports Authority partnered with the MTC Knockout Project and donated N$50 000 to this noble cause.

 

According to Mr Tim Ekandjo, Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, "With the theme “Together we can beat homelessness” the project is a call to action with two main objectives. Firstly, to raise awareness, create conversation and find solutions, and secondly to raise funds so that those who are experts can act”.
 

He further explained that "in terms of this years' modalities and event set up, the “MTC Knockout Project” against Homelessness saw 30 Namibian personalities challenged/paired, who got on stage at a live music concert and performed two hit songs of 30 popular Namibian artists. These personalities were drawn from diverse fields within the Namibian society from sectors such as the arts, health, banking, fashion, industrial, technology, insurances and mining sectors."
 

This year the project targeted to raise at least N$1 million. Corporates or individuals could participate in the following ways; (1) by pledging an amount of N$50,000 to endorse the participation of any of the personalities and get excellent brand value in return. If all 30 personalities were endorsed, would have been the potential to raise N$1.5 million in aid of homelessness.

The grand event was held on Saturday, 3 Oct 2020 at the National Theatre of Namibia, in the format of a massive, never seen before music concert, screened online.


Namport Jerusalema Dance Challenge

WHO COVID-19 Advice


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