Upgraded Walvis port woos tourist trade

Walvis Bay set to net more tourists, thanks to the upgraded port

While the new container terminal at the Port of Walvis Bay was officially launched with much fanfare on August 2, the port is looking beyond cargo to the potential for tourism.

With the expansion of the port, a special wharf was constructed to accommodate cruise ships and a waterfront of international standard is on the cards, according to the mayor, Immanuel Wilfried. “We are getting ready to accommodate an increased number of tourists – and the demand from various companies to purchase land is very high. Land for the construction of an oil refinery has just been allocated,” he said.

The new container terminal will have the capacity to handle 750 000 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEUs).

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