Port of Durban (South Africa, Transport Course)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject: Port of Durban (South Africa). Gateway to Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  1. Introduction to South African Ports
  2. Transnet National Ports Authority
  3. Port of Durban
  4. Access to South African landlocked countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  5. Other South African ports: East London, Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Ngqura, Port Elizabeth, Saldanha, and Richards Bay

Maritime Transport in Africa (Southern African Ports)


The eLearning Subject “Port of Durban” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Transport Courses: Transport in Africa, Maritime Transport
  2. Course: Business in Southern Africa
  3. Masters: Transport in Africa, African Business, International Business, Foreign Trade
  4. Doctorates: Business in Africa, International Logistics, Foreign Trade

African Ports, Online Logistics Course

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Port de Durban. Summaries in Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Porto de Durban Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Puerto de Durban.

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Port of Durban, South Africa (Transport Course)





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Description of the Online Subject: Ports in South Africa.

South African Ports:

  1. Port of Durban (South Africa)
  2. Other South African Ports: Richards Bay, East London, Ngqura, Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay, Cape Town, and Saldanha
  3. Related agency of the South African Government: Transnet SOC Ltd
  4. Managing of the national port system (eight commercial South African Ports): the Transnet National Ports Authority

Port of Durban:

The Port of Durban is the largest South African Container and cargo port and one of the busiest ports in Africa.

  1. The Port of Durban is the second-largest container port in Africa (the first is Port Said - Egypt)
  2. Is the largest port in the SADC region (Southern African Development Community)
  3. Gateway to South African landlocked countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  4. Capacity: 2,568,124 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) (2012)
  5. 2.9 million containers
  6. Port expansion project: 20 million of containers
  7. Durban Car Terminal
  8. 58 berths (depths up to 12m.)
  9. Bunkering Services system
  10. Commercial fishing: Maydon Wharf
  11. King Shaka International Airport

Gateway to South African landlocked countries:

Durban-Maseru (Lesotho).

  1. Distance by road: 552 kilometres
  2. Estimated time: 5 h 43 min
  3. Main cities:
    - South Africa: Pinetown, Pietermaritzburg, Harrismith, Clarens, and Ladybrand
    - Frontier South Africa-Lesotho
    - Lesotho: Maseru

Port of Durban-Mbabane (Swaziland).

  1. Distance by road: 537 kilometres
  2. Estimated time: 6 h 9 min
  3. Main cities:
    - South Africa: Richard Bay-Mkuze
    - Frontier South Africa-Swaziland
    - Lesotho: Big-Bend-Maseru

Port of Durban-Harare (Zimbabwe).

  1. Distance by road: 1,674 kilometres
  2. Estimated time: 18 h 15 min
  3. Main cities:
    - South Africa: Johannesburg, Pretoria
    - Frontier South Africa-Zimbabwe
    - Zimbabwe: Masvingo-Harare
  4. Alternatives: Port of Maputo and Port of Beira (Mozambique)

Port of Durban-Lusaka (Zambia).

  1. Distance by road: 2,165 kilometres
  2. Estimated time: 24 h
  3. Main cities:
    - South Africa: Johannesburg-Pretoria
    - Frontier South Africa-Zimbabwe (Harare)
    - Frontier Zimbabwe-Zambia
    - Zambia: Masvingo-Harare
  4. Alternatives: Port of Maputo, Port of Beira (Mozambique), and Port of Lobito (Angola)

Port of Richards Bay.

  1. Deepwater port
  2. Richards Bay Coal Terminal
  3. Rail link to the hinterland (KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, and Mpumalanga)
  4. Bulk port (80 million tonnes /year) - 60% of the seaborne cargo of South Africa
  5. Distance to Maputo: 465 kilometres
  6. Distance to Durban: 160 kilometres

Port of East London.

  1. Commercial river port
  2. Eleven commercial berths
  3. Distance to Durban: 460 kilometres
  4. Distance to Cape Town: 950 kilometres

Port of Port Elizabeth.

  1. Multi cargo port
  2. Container Terminal
  3. General cargo
  4. Dry bulk, bulk liquid
  5. Fishing industry region

Port of Ngqura.

  1. Opened in 2012
  2. Transhipment Hub
  3. Container Terminal
  4. Manganese loading facility
  5. Deepwater port
  6. Located at 20 kilometres of Port Elisabeth

Port of Mossel Bay.

  1. The smallest South African commercial port
  2. Petroleum and fish industries
  3. Access to Western Cape hinterland

Port of Cape Town.

  1. Container traffic (West - East routes)
  2. Fishing industry

Port of Saldanha.

  1. The deepest natural port in the region
  2. Distance to Cape Town: 140 kilometres
  3. Iron one
  4. Oil terminal
  5. Excellent Road and Rail links

More information about South Africa (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

  1. Transport and Logistics in South Africa
  2. Bloemfontein
  3. Ekurhuleni

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

The Port of Durban belongs to Southern African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Trans-African Roads related to the Port of Durban:

  1. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor
  2. North-South Corridor
  3. Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor

African Regional Economic Communities:

  1. SACU (Southern African Customs Union)
  2. SADC (Southern African Development Community)
  3. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement


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