PORTS OF OPERATION

DURBAN

  • Situated on the East Coast of South Africa it is the Busiest South African Port.
  • There are numerous OPL Service Providers and there are very seldom unprecedented delays.
  • Operations at OPL are restricted to Daylight hours for safety purposes.
  • The Port is extremely busy and certain berths have restricted access under the National Keypoints Act due to the accessibility to fuel and gas lines. Maritime Operations can obtain relevant permits for this area.
  • The Durban (King Shaka) International Airport is within reasonable driving distance of the Port and has a wide availability of flights.

RICHARDS BAY

  • This is Northernmost South African Port on the East Coast of South Africa 140 km North of Durban Port.
  • Facilities: Operations can take place at berth or at OPL
  • Considerations:
  • Weather conditions may be extreme resulting in berthing delays.
  • There is only one OPL (Off Port Limits) service provider so congestion may occur.
  • The Durban (King Shaka) International Airport is within reasonable driving distance of the Port.
  • There is a local airport with flights to Johannesburg (Or Tambo) International Airport

CAPE TOWN

  • Southernmost South African Port
  • Operations can take place at Berth and at OPL.
  • Operations are not currently restricted to daylight hours however this is subject to Police availability.
  • Weather conditions may be extreme.
  • The Cape Town International Airport is within a reasonable distance with a wide variety of flights for arriving and departing Security Teams

PORT ELIZABETH

  • This Port lies on the East Coast of South Africa to the South of Durban.
  • Situated Midway between Cape Town and Durban and has additional sub ports- Ngqura and Coega. There is one OPL service Provider that services Port Elizabeth Port- this leads to congestion.
  • Immigrations- is situated at the main Port of Port Elizabeth
  • There is no international airport there is a small local airport. All flights will need to be to an international airport for repatriation of the team. These flights can be hugely congested during holiday periods.

SALDANHA

  • Most Northern South African Port on the West Coast of South Africa- 160 km North of Cape Town.
  • There are no OPL Facilities at this port- all operations must take place at berth.
  • This port is extremely isolated making it expensive to operate from.
  • Repatriated teams will travel by land to Cape Town for International flights.