Intermodal Strengths Set MSC Namibia Up for the Future

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Intermodal Strengths Set MSC Namibia Up for the Future

10/18/2023

MSC has been present in Namibia for more than 25 years, but we continue to expand and grow, and seek out the best options and opportunities for our customers, like we do all around Africa. Our African network continues to grow, with local agencies in more than 40  countries. Across the continent, our integrated sea, road and rail services have enabled us to become the supply chain partner of choice for our customers..

MSC Namibia assists customers with weekly ship calls, and we continue to expand our intermodal transport services and options from Walvis Bay. MSC Namibia is now offering international trucking services to countries such as Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Walvis Bay is called through Lome or Pointe-Noire serving as transshipment ports for cargo from the Far East and Europe (including the U.K, Northwest Continent & Med. Trade).

The strengths of our intermodal offering are clear:

  • Enhanced customer experience
  • A comprehensive range of services provided: warehousing, depot storage facilities and more
  • Customer maintains control over the movement and delivery of goods from point of origin to the final destination
  • Advantaged demurrage and detention policy up to final place of delivery
  • No container deposits required
  • Dedicated team to handle all Customer needs on all corridors
  • Flexibilities to the customer in terms of splitting cost, being pre-paid or collect, import or export

Our Namibian office is well situated, close to the Namibian Port Authorities, Immigration and Namibian Customs Authorities. Our ability to be close to the relevant authorities enables us to assist with customs clearance upon request. The strength of the MSC network also enables us to offer seamless digital solutions, such as the eBL, to our customers, assisting them with optimizing their supply chain performance.

Our competitive delivery solutions via Walvis Bay extend out to a wide variety of final destinations. From pick-up to delivery, MSC takes care of your cargo. We provide a single point of contact for the entire journey. Because we understand that each customer has different needs, we make sure to go the extra mile to design tailor-made solutions.

Transit times to key destinations include:

  • Zambia, LUSAKA – 10 days TT
  • Botswana, GABORONE – 4 days TT
  • Zimbabwe, HARARE – 8 days TT
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo, LUBUMBASHI – 25 days TT

MSC strongly believes that Africa has a bright and promising future. Committed to supporting the continent’s economic development, we recruit local experts, and invest in infrastructure and solutions to facilitate global trade.

To find out more about MSC’s inland and intermodal network, visit msc.com/our-solutions/intermodal