Ocean Liner Services had a busy week last week, attending to different vessel simultaneously. A notable and a historic first for the Walvis Bay port and OLS as vessel agents, was the export of Nickle concentrate in break bulk (2 tonne bags) that was trucked from Zambia. Usually Nickle is shipped in containers, however in this shipment some 11,500 tonnes of bagged Nickle concentrate was loaded onto the MV African Kalmia and shipped to Canada.
Apart from ships agency and husbandry services the OLS team also ensured the smooth loading operations and minimal delays with operations when the vessel berthed. The team also took care of a crew change and delivery of supplies to vessel.
During this operation sulphur was being imported in bulk from the vessel, DSI Polaris. The sulphur (38,499 tonnes) was shipped from Ras Laffan in Qatar and is destined for a local mine.
At the same time another sulphur offloading operation was taking place with some 27,000 tonnes of sulphur discharged from the vessel Aruna Ismail, and being bagged with the ship-to-quay bagging plants. Woker Freight Services handled all the clearing and customs procedures, while Walvis Bay Stevedoring took care of the discharge operation.