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Port Overview

 

  • The Port of Namibe is a small harbour port, coastal natural with no swell restrictions as in the past therefore, with accessibility improved. At anchorage and channel the water depths ranges between 9/10m. The port has a total length berth of 875 m divided in three zones as follows: (pier 1) used for tug & fish boats is length 275m and draft of 3m (pier 2) used for international/coastal and passenger vessels the length 130m and draft of 6.1m while at the (pier 3) dedicated only for international vessels with a length of 480m draft of 10.5 m however until the time of this report only 243m length total renovation completed. In addition, with an Oil Terminal operated by Sonangol with 552m length of berth and a draft of 19m.
  • Is the third largest port of Angola in terms of cargo movement. Serves as gateway for the southern region of Angola with important fishing industry combined with granite as the main exported cargoes. The exports reached 118,493 MTN in 2016 which represented 58,9% of Angola ports however, the imports represented only 2% with a total 133,509 MTN of cargo.
  • Namibe port is connected to Mocamedes railway line, linking to the hinterland up to Menongue and aiming to connect in future to RDC, Namibia, Zambia and Angola central region through links with the railway lines of Benguela.
  • The Namibe Port Authority manages the port which has one tug and no shore cranes but 2 reach stackers with capacity of 40 tons. The cargo is handled direct on to trucks as no storage facilities are available plus three gangs working around the clock including SSH. Mooring / Unmooring daylight only. Cargo documents required 72 hours prior vessel’s arrival.


Other Key port information can be found at:

Port Location and Contact

Country

Angola

Province or District

Namibe

Nearest Town or City

with Distance from Port

Mocamedes

Port's Complete Name

Porto do Namibe

Latitude

15° 11' 37" S

Longitude

12° 8' 12" E

Managing Company or Port Authority

Empresa Portuaria do Namibe

Management Contact Person

Presidente do Conselho de Administração do Porto do Namibe, Eng. Joaquim Miguel Domingos Neto

Rua Pedro Benje 10
Caixa Postal 49, Namibe, República de Angola
 
(+244) 264 266 921
Fax: (+244) 264 266 050

Representação em Luanda

Largo do Atlético, prédio n.6A, 2º Andar Esq., Porta 2, Luanda
delegacao@portodonamibe.co.ao
(+244) 222 39 90 98
Fax: (+244) 222 39 90 98

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

7 km distant Airport Weliwítschia Mirabilis and at 155 km the International Airport of Lubango.

TAAG

 

Port Picture

(pier 1) used for tug & fish boats is length 275m and draft of 3m; (pier 2) used for international/coastal and passenger vessels the length 130m and draft of 6.1m ; (pier 3)dedicated only for international vessels with a length of 480m draft of 10.5 m

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

4.3 Angola Port and Waterways Contacts List

Operating in Angola ordered by volume transported during the first trimester of 2017.

 MAERSK LINE (2 by nr. by TEUS)

NILEDUTCH (1 by nr. TEUS)

 MSC MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING COMPANY (4 by nr.TEUs)

 CMA CGM S.A. (3 by nr. TEUs)

 SAFMARINE (5 by nr. TEUs)

 PIL-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL LINES (6 by nr. TEUs)

HAMBURG SUD (7 by nr. TEUs)

GRIMALDI GROUP (8 by nr. TEUs)

 UNIVERSAL AFRICA LINES – UAL (9 by nr. TEUs)

 ANGOLANA DE NAVEGACAO LDA (10 by Nr. TEUs)

 HOEGH AUTOLINERS AS

ANGOLA SOUTH LINE -ASL

UNI-CHARTERING

NITSUI O.S.K. LINES, LTD

 DELMAS (11 by nr. TEUs)    or https://www.delmas.com/

 K LINE

Port Performance

Except for draft restrictions there are no relevant constrains leading to delays for berthing.

Seasonal Constraints

 

Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes

September to April

Major Import Campaigns

No

n/a

Other Comments

 n/a

Handling Figures for YEAR 2016

Vessel Calls

N/A

Container Traffic (TEUs)

130,841 tons

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for YEAR 2016

Bulk (MT)

0

Break bulk (MT)

2,667 tons

Attention:For consistency with data of other Angola Ports statistics used was collected from (CNC WWW.CNC-ANGOLA.COM) However, since Port of Namibe website have also detailed 2016 statistics you can consult as alternative. http://portodonamibe.co.ao/web/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/INFORMAÇÃO-ESTATÍSTICA.pdf


Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

Port tariffs are national therefore, valid for Angolan ports. 

Porto do Namibe Website

See more details on discharge rates under SOGESTER Terminal manager for General cargo and Container operations under TERMINALS 

Regulamento de tarifas portuárias

Berthing Specifications

The port has 875 meters berth, divided into 3 zones, the largest of which is 480 mts. The maximum permissible draft is 10 meters (zone 3), gradually decreasing towards the inner bay.

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional/Container Berth

1

243 m

9.5 m

 Confirmed as renovated

Conventional/Container Berth

1

400 m

N/A

 N/A Confirmation as fully renovated.

Silo Berth

No

  

 

Berthing Tugs

1

 275m

 3m

 

Water Barges

No

  

 


General Cargo Handling Berths

 

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

N/A

Exports - Bagged Cargo

N/A

Imports and Exports - RoRo

N/A

Total Imports Break Bulk

2,667 tons in 2016

524.8 tons 1st trimester 2017

Port Handling Equipment

All port equipment is managed by the concessionary SOGESTER  see under Terminals

Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

3

From 5/15 tons

N/A Port Authority equipment

Container Gantries

No

n/an/a

Mobile Cranes

No

n/an/a

Reachstacker

Yes

8

Good condition SOGESTER

Tugmaster

Yes

5

Good condition SOGESTER

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines

 No

n/an/a

Transtainer

No

n/a

n/a

Forklifts

Yes

3

Good condition SOGESTER

Container Facilities

Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

Yes

Yes

Container Freight Station (CFS)

Yes

Yes

Refrigerated Container Stations

n/a

n/a

Other Capacity Details

n/an/a

Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)

n/a

n/a

Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

n/an/a

Emergency Take-off Capacity

n/a

n/a

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
(Containers per Shift)

6 crane handling movements per hour working time 24 hrs/7 days as per Terminal private manager SOGESTER

same

Customs Guidance

Advisable to have all cargo documents required 72 hours prior vessel’s arrival. See details under the Angola Customs section: 1.3 Angola Customs Information

Terminal Information

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL – concessionary SOGESTER

Operations Manager Mr. Carlos.Pegado@sogester.co.ao mobile +244 926400491 rua da Cercania do Porto de Luanda, S/N, PoBox 2538 Estrada da Boavista – Luanda http://www.sogester.co.ao/en/

Sogester informed that in practice the operational quayside at the moment is about 243m/draft 9.5m of the total 480 m of zone 3.

In terms of performance from the previous 3 crane movements/hr and half day working time SOGESTER claims to have improved the working schedule up to 3 gangs/shift/24hrs/7days as well   they improved to the actual 6 crane movements/hr for general cargo and 8 crane movements for containers.

Sogester equipment 8 Reachstackers; 5 Tugmasters; 3 forklifts

With no specialized pier dedicated to Ro-Ro berthing and operations are possible at the container pier (1) at Namibe port 

Main Storage Terminal

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo

0

n/a

Refrigerated Cargo

0

n/a

General Cargo

0

n/a

Stevedoring

Company Name: TRANSCINTER (Main partner SOGESTER following up by UNICARGAS terminals) Sr. Apolinario.Silva@outlook.pt Operations Manager mobile 923452167 Deputy Mr RuiSantos (rui.transtiva@gmail.com) mobile 923607766. Is a private Angolan company and the largest

Private Company name: Transcinter following up the set up with Sogester (Luanda port) same have been replicated Namibe port. Provide Insurance against incidents occurred while on duty to all labours, transport subsidy and with/or not support from Sogester provides tregular technical training for different areas of stevedoring.

Transinter also provides outsourcing of drivers for all port cranes.  

Hinterland Information

All break bulk cargo is discharged direct on truck up to end destination while for containerized cargo (including reefers) can be accommodated in the port container yard and/or at the dry port in transit prior being lift up to the destination. There are direct railway links from port up to Menongue however is likely that cargo off-take are done using road transportation due to small import tonnage therefore, avoiding unnecessary transhipment points.   

Port Security

Situation considered as normal 

Security

ISPS Compliant

Yes

Current ISPS Level
(Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)

1

Police Boats

Yes

Fire Engines

Yes / No