Walvis Bay port in Namibia is to complete its expansion plans by the end of 2012. This will allow it to handle larger quantities of both uranium and copper, which will mostly be shipped by container. The copper will come from mines in Zambia and uranium from the Erongo region of Namibia. The country is already the world’s fourth-largest producer of uranium. National port operator Namport is to invest $264 million in the new facility, whose construction is slated to begin in January 2011.
Barry Cross