Vessel Tracking Service:
Marine services is geared to providing an effective 24-hour service.
It offers port navigation (the port’s control tower is manned 24 hours a day with a continuous watch taking place on VHF) and pilotage (the port is a compulsory pilotage area).
Port Elizabeth has three 2050kW ‘Z’ Peller tugs fitted with radar, D/F, echo sounder, VHF radio, radio telephone, salvage equipment, twin fire monitors, foam tanks and towing equipment. These three tugs assist with docking and undocking. The attendance of these tugs in the pilotage area is at the pilot’s discretion.
Limited ship repair facilities
Cargo Working Hours:
Containers: 24 hours
Conventional: 2 shift system: 0600-1400 / 1400-2200hrs, overtime on request
Berthing hours: Mon-Fri 0700-1600hrs
Sat / Sun / Public Holidays: 0600-1100 & 1700-2200hrs
Bunker facilities are available, but not blended fuels. In emergencies, the port will deliver bunkers to ships in Algoa Bay.
Entrance Channel: 13m below chart datum with a 310m width
Capacity TEU’s: 320 000
No. of ground slots: 5 000
Reefer points: 138
Quay length: 634m
Ship-to-shore gantry cranes: 4x 40t
Method of operation: straddle carrier
Name of Terminal: Bulk Terminal
Major Commodities: Manganese Ore
Storage Capacity: 350 000 tonnes
Method of operation: Conveyor belt system / shiploader
Name of Terminal: Tanker berth Tank farm
Major Commodities: Refined fuel products
Storage Capacity: 150 834 tonnes
Method of Operation: Pipeline
Outspan International Terminal
Cranes: 4 ton, 15ton
Forklifts: 3 ton, 4 ton, 8 ton, 11 ton
Other: 72.5 ton mobile crane
Breakbulk General Cargo:
Berths 100-103 (Timber, CKD’s, General Cargo)
Berths 8-11 (Timber, CKD’s, General Cargo)