The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) expects four vehicle carriers in October, with four having already docked at the port in September, the authority says. In a media statement, Namport says that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, it has managed to safely receive 17 vehicle carriers over the past six months.
Although these numbers do not show an increase, it is worth noting that these vessels were able to dock at the Port of Walvis Bay despite the pandemic - thanks to the strict health practices to which the port authority adheres.
The presence of these vessels, which are primarily used to convey vehicles in bulk, indicates that the market for vehicles is still favourable in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, the statement reads.
The most recent vehicle carrier to dock at the port is the RRC Compass which discharged a total of 217 vehicles destined for different markets within southern Africa, it adds.
Namibia’s strategic location gives it an advantage as a connection point to land-linked countries such as Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and DRC Congo, says Namport.
- African News Agency/Nampa