The Port of Durban has been in operation since the 19th century and continues to provide an essential service to South Africa’s substantial import/export trade. Managed by South African Port Operations (SAPO), Durban’s port handles substantial volumes of cargo and received passenger ships from around the world.
There are a few features that make the Port of East London truly unique. The first, and most significant fact about the East London port, is that it is the only river port in the country, being located at the Buffalo River mouth. Secondly, the port is home to one of South Africa’s largest grain elevators, making the harbor a popular export harbor for the grain industry. It is not as large as ...
Located around 160 kilometers northeast of Durban, the Port of Richards Bay was originally built in 1976 almost exclusively for the export of coal, but has long since expanded to cater for other bulk and break-bulk export cargos.