The Namibian Ports Authority (referred to as ‘Namport’ or the "Authority"), is a state-owned enterprise, which was established by an Act of Parliament in 1994. Namport, together with its three subsidiary companies, Elgin Brown & Hamer Namibia (Pty) Ltd, Namport Property Holdings (Pty) Ltd and Lüderitz Boatyard (Pty) Ltd, are referred to as the ‘Group’.
From its headquarters in Walvis Bay, Namport manages Namibia’s ports in Walvis Bay and Lüderitz.
The Port of Walvis Bay, situated on Africa’s southwestern coast, serves a convenient and fast transit route, connecting southern Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas.
The Port of Lüderitz, located 254 nautical miles south of the Port of Walvis Bay, caters for Namibia’s southern regions and provides access to South African markets in the Northern Cape.
The stable political environment in Namibia continues to attract foreign direct investment, while its ports form a natural gateway for international trade, Strategically situated to offer direct access to principal shipping routes, Namibia’s connecting transport corridors enable the country to compete as a transport hub for all regional and international trade between the Southern African Development Community countries, Europe, Asia, the Americas and the rest of the world.
Namport’s key roles:
Manage the port facilities to cater for current trade needs.
Develop the ports for future demands.
Contribute to the competitiveness of the SADC region's trade through the efficient, reliable and cost-effective supply of port services.
Facilitate economic growth in Namibia by enabling regional development and cross-border trade.
Promote the Ports of Walvis Bay and Lüderitz as preferred routes for sea-borne trade between SADC, Europe and the Americas.
As the founding architects of the Walvis Bay Corridor Group, assist with developing cross-border trade.
Minimize the impact of port operations on the natural environment by applying International Organisation for Standardisation ISO 14001.
Uplift and support the communities in which we operate.