|Port location||Walvis Bay|
|Name of port||Port of Walvis Bay|
|Port services||Pilotage and cargo handling.|
|Available equipment||Mobile cranes, reachstackers, haulers, trailers, forklifts and rubber tyre gantries (RTG).|
|Business section||Oil and gas, energy, industrial logistics, port projects, renewables, pharmaceutical, hi-tech/telecom, automotive, mining and manufacturing.|
|Investment opportunities||The country has substantial natural resources (uranium, diamonds, zinc, copper and oil) which attract foreign direct investment.|
|Shipping lines||MACS Shipping, Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).|
|Borders||Angola to the north, Zambia and Botswana to the east, and South Africa to the south.|
The Port of Walvis Bay is situated at the west Coast of Africa and provides an easier and much faster transit route between southern Africa, Europe and the Americas, while the Port of Lüderitz, located to the Southern Coast of Namibia caters for Southern Namibia as well as providing access to markets in the Northern Cape of South Africa. Namibian Ports Authority also manages a Syncrolift (dry dock facility) with vessels up to 2,000 tonnes that can be lifted for repairs. Namport operates two floating docks with lifting capacity of 8,000 tonnes each.
The port currently handles in excess of two million tonnes of cargo annually and is attracting a greater number of shipping lines as regular callers. These include Unicorn Lines, which provides a weekly coaster service with South Africa, and Maersk, Safmarine and MACS Line, which provide connections or direct sailing to Europe. The port has a total of nine berths, excluding facilities for small craft and fishing vessels. Walvis Bay maintains a fleet of two Azimuth-propelled harbour tugs of 23 tonnes and 28t bollard pull. An average of 1,000 ships call at Walvis Bay annually and the current handling capacity is rated at five million tons.
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