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Port Elisabeth

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).

Pilotage:
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.

Ship repair:
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

Bunkering:
Bunker facilities are available, but not blended fuels. In emergencies, the port will deliver bunkers to ships in Algoa Bay.

The Harbour:
Entrance Channel: 13m below chart datum with a 310m width

Container Terminal:
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

Dry Bulk:
Name of Terminal: Bulk Terminal
Major Commodities: Manganese Ore
Storage Capacity: 350 000 tonnes
Method of operation: Conveyor belt system / shiploader

Liquid Bulk:
Name of Terminal: Tanker berth Tank farm
Major Commodities: Refined fuel products
Storage Capacity: 150 834 tonnes
Method of Operation: Pipeline

Specialised Terminals:
Outspan International Terminal
Cranes: 4 ton, 15ton
Forklifts: 3 ton, 4 ton, 8 ton, 11 ton
Tractors: Industrial
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)