Major port construction project in Namibia on track

17 April 2016

Nearly 50 percent of a major port construction project in Namibia has been completed.   Walvis Bay  is situated on 40 hectares of reclaimed land. The chief executive officer of Namport, Bisey Uirab confirmed in a media brief held at Walvis Bay. Uirab added that the US$2 billion port expansion will enable Namport to handle larger and longer container vessels as well as efficient ship-to-shore cranes once completed.

The new terminal project includes the construction of a modern container terminal that will add 600m of quay length to the already existing 1500m and 650 000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) annual capacity to the already existing 350 000 TEUs. The terminal will comprise of two berths one is 600 metres in length, have a -16.0 CD water depth, can handle container vessels of 8 000 TEUs and handle 750 000 TEUs annually.

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