N$3 Billion Port Expansion 50 Percent Complete
By Eveline De Klerk
Walvis Bay — About 50 percent of construction of the new container terminal at the port of Walvis Bay on 40 hectares of reclaimed land has been completed. This was confirmed by the chief executive officer of Namport, Bisey Uirab, during a media day held last week at Walvis Bay.
Uirab said the N$3 billion port expansion, once completed, will enable Namport to accommodate larger and longer container vessels as well as efficient ship-to-shore cranes.
The container terminal project includes the construction of a modern container terminal, adding 600m of quay length to the existing 1500m and 650 000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) per annum capacity to the existing 350 000 TEUs.