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Port of Ngqura & Port Elizabeth

Port of Ngqura


The latest development in the TNPA stables of ports, the Port of Ngqura is located on the east coast of South Africa, 20 kilometres north east of Port Elizabeth and midway between Durban and Cape Town. Officially launched on 16 March 2012; the Port of Ngqura is a world-class, dedicated and preferred deep-water transshipment hub for the sub-Saharan. The Ngqura Container Terminal celebrated its 10 year anniversary in October 2019.

Africa region with the design capacity of 2,000,000 TEUs. The Port offers an integrated, efficient and competitive port service for containers in transit to global markets within the region. The Port has a 4-berth Container Terminal which is equipped with world-class infrastructure, 1-berth Multipurpose Terminal, Liquid Bulk Terminal and the Manganese Terminal.

The construction of the Manganese loading facility that will be supported by the required rail infrastructure will increase the capacity from the 6Mtpa currently handled in the South African Port System to 22Mtpa, to accommodate the broad-based local mining growth, stemming from the global demand. Upon completion, this project will ultimately position South Africa as the global leading manganese ore exporter.

The Port of Ngqura is strategically positioned to accommodate and attract traffic which cannot access the Suez Canal due to size and other safety reasons. The port is also located within the proximity of the Coega Industrial Development Zone which provides an opportunity for product beneficiation. The design of the port was also governed by the site’s physical and environmental conditions. It is the only port in South Africa boasting an environmental authorisation Record of Decision (RoD) for its construction and operation, as well as an exceptional 0% non-compliance.


Port Elizabeth

The port of Port Elizabeth is a geographically well-positioned, customer-centric, multi-cargo port that prides itself on flexibility and service excellence. It is the gateway for expanding markets, and is not only linked with the rest of the world, but also has direct transport links into the heart of the African continent. Situated in Algoa Bay, on the south-eastern coast of Africa, midway between the Ports of Durban and Cape Town, the port has a container terminal, one of only five (Durban, East London, Ngqura, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town) in South Africa. Being a congestion free port allows it to maintain high cargo handling rates, fast and efficient ship turnaround and unparalleled service levels. The port is equipped to handle Dry Bulk (Manganese Ore), Liquid Bulk, Automotives, General Cargo and Containerized cargo. Passenger ships usually make use of Automotive and Multipurpose Terminal berths and facilities when calling at the port.


Manganese Terminal

The port Manganese Terminal has the capacity to export 6 million tons of manganese ore per annum. This commodity has been exported through the port since 1976. The ore is transported to Port Elizabeth by rail from four mines near Hotazel in the country’s Northern Cape Province, and then exported to mainly India and China.