WALVIS BAY - The demand for Brazilian sugar is set to increase in the next coming months, with neighbouring Botswana recently importing massive quantities through the port of Walvis Bay. The first break bulk consignment of 20 800 tons was successfully offloaded at Namport.
The importation and handling as well the storage of this consignment has been facilitated by Sea Rail Botswana, the terminal operator for the Botswana Dry Port, situated at Walvis.
Business development partner at Namport Phillemon Mupupa said the country’s port authority, together with the Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG), persistently promote the use of the port and the Namibian corridors as they link SADC with the rest of the world. “Major SADC markets, namely Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana, Angola and South Africa are a crucial hub for the Brazilian imports into southern Africa,” he
“Our efforts have finally borne the much-desired fruits with this first consignment of 20 800 tons’ break bulk sugar imports, which is the first of many to follow.”
According to him, another shipment of 15 000 tons of sugar is expected to arrive in the second half of 2022, as this is expected to become a regular business for the port of Walvis Bay.
“Namport remains committed to enhancing its clients’ experience through efficient and highly productive port services, consequently allowing the entity to make meaningful straits towards its vision of being the best performing seaports in Africa,” Mupupa said.