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Sunday, 25 July 2010

The quest for port capacity, 5th Edition

Another update on the quest to boost port capacity at Namibia's Walvis Bay. Walvis Bay Corridor Group reported this week that Namibia plans to invest more than $1 billion over the next decade in transport routes linking southern Africa with its Walvis Bay port to give mineral producers in the region a viable export route. Coal producers in South Africa, including Anglo American, Exxaro and Optimum Coal, have been unable to ship all of their coal destined for exports due to constraints on the rail lines leading to the country's port at Richards Bay. Similarly, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo have also been encountering delays at the borders when shipping minerals out of Tanzania's Dar es Salaam port. The expansion is seen by regional players as quite key part of the North South Project.

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