Namibia’s newly inaugurated container terminal is set to boost the country’s trade prospects for both local and international clients once commissioned and open for business.
The container terminal constructed on 40 hectares of reclaimed land in five years by China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) more than doubled the containers terminal carrying capacity to some 750,000 containers.
Some of the business persons who operate the various day to day activities in the town were interviewed by Xinhua recently.
Basil Karedzera, a Clearing and Forwarding agent in Walvis Bay, who handles vehicles bound for landlocked countries like Botswana and Zambia, said the new facility is definitely going to make business transactions smoother.
“The container terminal with the larger carrying capacity will now ensure that our goods will not immediately be sent to privately owned storage facilities which often charged us an arm and a leg for storage fees,” he said.