Namibia Port Authority (Namport), the State-owned Enterprise (SOE) has scooped the Best Port Operator or Terminal in Africa award last week at the Africa Rails and Harbours conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The best port operator award recognizes the company or port authority that has maintained the highest standards of operational efficiency, effectiveness and the ability to demonstrate the best practices in Africa’s port sector.
The department of communication at Namport expressed their joy at the reception of the award.
“We are very proud of this outstanding recognition of our effort and growth in Africa,” A statement from the department read.
The Africa transport award recognises and celebrates the leaders in Africa transport sector.
This year conference was themed: “Innovation, Investment and Development for Port Operators, Shipping, Government and End Users.”
NamPort manages principally the ports of Walvis Bay and Luderitz as well as managing a syncrolift dry dock facility in Walvis Bay.
It has established itself as efficient and effective terminal port in Africa, with a container throughput 350,000 TEUs. The port’s investment in state of art terminal operating infrastructure as well as continuous initiatives aimed at investing ahead of the fast growing demand for the port of Walvis Bay as an alternative trade route to southern Africa is evident of this pointed out the communication department of Namport.
In the same category, were nominated Kenya Port Authority and Transnet National Port authority.