Walvis Salt Refiners taps into American market

23 Jan 2018 12:10pm
WALVIS BAY , 23 JAN (NAMPA) - Walvis Bay Salt Refiners have secured a buyer for their products in the United States of America (USA), their Business Development Director, Gregory Swartz has said.
Speaking to Nampa on Tuesday, Swartz said after years of intense marketing in the North and South America, the company secured its first shipment of salt, which is expected to leave the port this week.
“After several visits, we are proud to announce that the first shipment of about 50 000 tonnes of salt is currently being loaded and earmarked for the USA’s east coast.
The shipment was loaded onto the M/V Condor vessel at the Port of Walvis Bay from 18 to 23 January 2018.
Swartz highlighted that the company completed the salt pans expansion programme in 2016, which increased annual production from 700 000 tonnes to about a million tonnes.
The pans were expanded from 4 500 hectares to 5 500 hectares at the cost of N.dollars 65 million.
“Being the largest salt mine in sub–Saharan Africa, Walvis Bay Salt Refiners enjoy economy of scale benefits in its production processes,” Swartz added.
The annual African supply, which caters to Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Cameroon, stands at 5 000 tonnes, Swartz said.
He noted that the salt company will remain mindful of the ever-increasing customer demands in terms of differentiated product specifications.
As such, Swartz said the company is consistently looking at ways to improve its production efficiencies and also the quality of the product they supply to their clients.