Namport Quayside Bulletin - August 2021
August 2021

The Namibian Ports Authority notes an increase in salt exportation at the Port of Walvis Bay

An overall increase in the exportation of salt is observed on the graph in comparison to the same period in 2020.

On 6 August 2021, the Port of Walvis Bay was a hive of salty activities as two vessels were docked to load salt destined for the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Maria Da Paz loaded 4500 metric tons of bagged salt whereas the Uniscout loaded 7000 metric tons of bagged salt which is destined for the Port of Matadi, Congo.


Over the past 4 months, Namport recorded a combined total (bagged and bulk salt) of 160,186 metric tons of salt exported via the Port of Walvis Bay to various destinations.
Such volumes are a testament to the unending efforts of Namport’s workforce which remains committed to providing the best quality port services to all seaborne trade through excellent customer service, sustainable growth and social responsibility, thus contributing to the transformation of Namibia as a logistics hub.

The Namibian Ports Authority welcomes the CMA CGM NABUCCO and the ULSAN on their maiden calls to the Port of Walvis Bay

The Namibian Ports Authority on Saturday, 14 August 2021, welcomed the CMA CGM Nabucco and the Ulsan vessels at its New Container Terminal.

The 334m CMA CGM Nabucco and Ulsan 258m are first-timers in Namibian waters and recorded a total of 492 and 1000 moves done on each vessel respectively.


The CMA CGM Nabucco, which is headed for Singapore, discharged import cargo and is expected to return to the Port of Walvis Bay later this month. The next Port of call for Ulsan is Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  


In the past four (4) months ending July 2021, the Ports Authority recorded 265 vessels docked at the Port of Walvis Bay versus 239 for the same period in 2020.

Meet Namport’s Newly Appointed

Executive for Commercial Services

Elias Mwenyo, newly appointed Namport Executive: Commercial Services

The Office of the Chief Executive Officer is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Elias Mwenyo as the new Executive for Commercial Services, effective the 1st of September 2021.


Elias joined Namport on 07 December 2004 and began his career within the logistics and shipping industry as a Key Accounts Executive. He was subsequently promoted to Manager Sales and Services in 2008 and then Manager Business Development in 2011.


He holds a Master of Science in Maritime Affairs, majoring in Shipping Management and Logistics degree from the World Maritime University in Sweden and a Bachelors of Technology in Marketing Management from the Namibian University of Science and Technology.


Elias has completed a Senior Management Development Program as well as the Management Development Program with the Stellenbosch Business School, among other Port, Shipping and Sales professional development courses.


He has gained substantive leadership experience in the industry and we are confident that he will play a significant role in driving the growth of our business and overall custodianship of the Commercial Services function. Let us all congratulate and wish Elias success in his new role.

Namport’s presence felt in the Oshana region

Learners from the Onaushe Combined School

The learners and staff members of the Onaushe Combined School in the Oshana region were the proud recipients of Namport’s recent sponsorship. The school, situated in a marginalized area, accommodates the majority of learners from the San and Ovatjimba community, which resulted in the need to approach corporates such as Namport.  


The school, which saw exponential growth from 250 learners to the current 332 learners, was very grateful for the generous donation from Ports Authority. Talking to the Principal, Mr Kalola said that “with this donation, we are able to raise the bar on the quality of education offered to our students, and we thank Namport for not hesitating to respond positively to our request”. 

Namport hosts vaccination drives at the

Port of Walvis Bay

In support of the ongoing national vaccination drive, the Namibian Ports Authority partnered with the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) to bring vaccinations closer to the staff, family members and the Port community.


The vaccination drive took place at the Port Authority’s Clinic on 09 August 2021, and due to the high interest, the MoHSS returned for another drive on 17 August 2021. In the aim towards human resource capacity building, Namport’s Nurse Ms Hedwig Hijamutiti recently completed training in administering vaccines against COVID-19.


Although vaccination is voluntary, the Port Authority continues to encourage its workforce to get vaccinated as this not only protects them, but it protects the community which in turn contributes positively to the ongoing efforts of the government to curb the surge against COVID-19.

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