Namibia’s Port Authorities (Namport) said that import and export deliveries at the Walvis Bay port will be accommodated during normal working hours, despite the port city having regressed back to stage 1 of the lockdown measures, due to two COVID-19 cases.
Namport acting Chief Executive Kavin Harry Wednesday said in a statement that special consideration will be given to emergency supplies.
“Current berthing window arrangements will temporarily cease and all vessels will be handled on a first come first serve basis. Namport may at its sole discretion deviate from this arrangement to give preference to vessels carrying emergency supplies,” he said.
“Our normal three shifts four-panel operations will remain in force at the container terminal and equipment and human resources deployment will be reduced accordingly,” he added.
Currently, the rest of the country is under stage 3 of the lockdown restrictions with the country having recorded 25 COVID-19 cases.