Port of Durban upgrade complete; berths now operational

Port of Durban upgrade complete; berths now operational

Feb 1, 2017: Work on Berth 13 and 14, at the Maydon Wharf Precinct in Durban, has been completed. The berths are now deeper and safer for bigger ships calling at the port.

The expansion forms part of a R1.5 billion reconstruction project aimed at addressing aging infrastructure at one of South Africa’s oldest ports. The berths will have a draught of 14.5 metres, enabling them to handle vessels with draughts up to 13 metres, making these berths the deepest berths in the Port of Durban. However, the Maydon Wharf access channel will still need to be deepening thereafter to enable deeper-draught vessel to sail in fully laden.

Constructed more than 90 years ago, the Maydon Wharf Precinct is one of the oldest cargo terminals and is the largest breakbulk and dry bulk handling precinct in the Port of Durban covering 120 hectares of port land. The precinct’s youngest berth is about 42 years old, while its oldest berth is 92 years old.

 

Related Posts

Cargolux Airlines to start services to Cameroon and DRC

Cargolux Airlines to start ser ...

August 28, 2017: Cargolux Airlines is launching operations to two new destinations in Africa, Douala in Cameroon and Lubumbashi in ...

Mozambique and Malawi governments sign agreement to expand Nacala Development Corridor

Mozambique and Malawi governme ...

September 23, 2017: The Mozambique and Malawi governments have decided to expand the Nacala Development Corridor under an agreemen ...

Global cargo:  Africa scales new highs with 18.1% volume increase in July

Global cargo: Africa scales n ...

September 23, 2017: Global cargo volume has been consistently growing in 2017. The trend continued in the month of July as well. A ...

Zimbabwe's Harare Airport to be renamed as RG Mugabe International Airport

Zimbabwe's Harare Airport ...

September 22, 2017: Effective from November 9, 2017, Zimbabwe's Harare International Airport will be known as RG Mugabe Inter ...