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Welcome to the Port of Walvis Bay

Strategically located half way down the coast of Namibia, with direct access to principal shipping routes, Walvis Bay is a natural gateway for international trade.

Walvis Bay is Namibia's largest commercial port, receiving approximately 3,000 vessel calls each year and handling about 5 million tonnes of cargo. It is a sheltered deepwater harbour benefiting from a temperate climate. Fortunately, no delays are caused by bad weather.

In order to deal with even higher levels of throughput, Namport have steadily improved its cargo-handling facilities, and remains committed to infrastructure development, in line with Namport's Mission to provide efficient and effective port and related services.

Container Terminal
Our container terminal at the port of Walvis Bay can accommodate grounds slots for 3875 containers with provision for 482 reefer container plug points.

The container terminal can host about 250, 000 containers per annum, therefore various business development opportunities are being undertaken to facilitate imports and export containers at this Port.

Walvis Bay Municipality
For more information about Walvis Bay and its industries, attractions, infrastructure and investment opportunities, visit the Walvis Bay Municipality Website.

Additional Information
The current Port Limit in the North is on the parallel of latitude 22 51'.3 S.

However the proposed new Port Limits will be as follows:

Mid limits: Lat. 22 51' 03.4"S - Long. 014 26'01"E

Southern limits: Lat. 22 57' 06.6" S - Long. 014 24' 04" E

The Chart in use for approaches to Walvis Bay is BA chart number 4134 (INT 2611), dimensions of the berths 1-3 is 154400 and berths 4-8 is 182000. The distances between bollards 1-26 is 19m (i.e. berths 1-3), while from bollards no 27-86 is 15m. (berths 4-8) respectively.
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