Namibia, Port of Walvis Bay


Thursday 07/19/2018 0%
Mainly clear. Low 16C.
Tomorrow 07/20/2018 0%
A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. High 28C. NE winds shifting to WSW at 15 to 25 km/h.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 07/21/2018 0%
Partly Cloudy
Sunny. Windy during the morning. High near 30C. Winds NNE at 25 to 40 km/h.





The port limit in the North is on the parallel of latitude 22⁰ 51’03 S Time Zone: GMT +2


The Port of Walvis Bay is strategically situated half way up the coast of Namibia it is the gateway on the West coast of Africa to countries such as Angola, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa.


The port is run and operated by Namport whom are the National port Authority in Namibia and have been so since 1994. Namport manage both Walvis Bay and Luderitz. Namport also manage the syncrolift (dry dock facility) with vessels up to 2000 tonnes that can be lifted for repairs. The Walvis Bay Port control, control all shipping movements within the port limits and maintain a 24 hour watch on VHF radio on channel 16. Working channels are 12 and 14.


Pilotage is compulsory and all requests for pilots must be requested to the Port Captain prior arrival via a local agent.


The port has the following craft:


2 x Azimuth tractor tugs with bollard pulls of 28 and 23 tonnes respectively.

2 x firefighting tractor tugs of 31 and 27 tonnes bollard pull.

2 x Push / pull tug with a bollard pull of 10 and 12 tonnes.

1 x Launch.

1 x Grab dredger / anchor handling barge.



Marine Services Hours:


Monday to Friday 06H00 – 22H00

Saturdays 06H00 – 12H00 and 13H00 – 17H00

Sundays and Public Holidays 06H00 – 12H00 and 13H00 – 17H00

Overtime is available on request.


Cargo Working Hours:


Monday to Friday 07H00 – 12H00 and 13H00 – 17H00

Saturdays 08H00 – 12H00 and 13H00 – 17H00

Sundays and Public Holidays 08H00 – 12H00 and 13H00 – 17H00

Overtime is available on request.


Entrance Channel:


Length 5.2 Nautical Miles, width 134 meters and a depth of 14 meters chart datum.




Berths                                    Length                   Depth


Berths 1,2 and 3                   503.8 meters        12.8 meters

Berths 4,5,6,7 and 8            899 meters           10.6 meters

All Chart Datum


Break Bulk Terminals:


There are two bulk terminal operated in the port of Walvis Bay, the first being the Walvis Bay Salt Refiners Terminal dedicated to salt exports and the other being the Walvis Bay Bulk Terminal (Pty) Ltd which is designed for multi-product loading such as metal ores, coal and concentrates in the form of lead, zinc, copper and coal. The two terminal are capable of a load out rate of 500 mtons per hour.


Container Terminal:


The port has a container terminal which can handle 250 000 teus per annum. Services provided are loading and unloading, stacking and de-stacking, transport between the stack and the vessel and reefer connections and monitoring.




Stevedoring is a combination of private companies and the port of Walvis Bay. Stevedores are able to offer the following services; handling general cargo,

Break-bulk, transit cargo, project cargo, containers, frozen/fresh fish, perishables and provisions and stores.

LBH Walvis Bay (Ships Agents) (Pty) Ltd

Tel: +264 64 220462
Fax: +264 64 240828
Cell: +264 811240734


122 Main, Sam Nujoma Avenue
Building 122 on Main
1st Floor Section 7A
Walvis Bay


P.O. Box 5394
Walvis Bay

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