The Namibian Ports Authority has recorded a 6% growth in total cargo handled, amounting to 6.5 million metric tons for the 2021/2022 financial year. The increase comes on the back of the COVID-19 pandemic, global container shortage, and blank sailings. “Vessel visits also increased by 289 vessels or 22%. The increase in vessel calls was predominantly due to an increase in petroleum vessels, Namibian and foreign fishing vessels, foreign tugs as well as research vessels,” Namport CEO Andrew Kanime told the Namport bulletin. “The volume performance is certainly commendable given the tough operating environment that characterized the financial year that was.” Namport’s bulk and breakbulk (BBB) volumes handled amounted to 4.4 million, “of which, 1.8 million tonnes or 40% were exports, 2.6 million tonnes or 59% imported, and 34,709 tonnes or 1% were transshipped.”