Money Moves December 12, 2018 at 09:00 am

Top six busiest ports in Africa

Adedeji Ademola | Contributor, F2FA

Adedeji Ademola December 12, 2018 at 09:00 am

December 12, 2018 at 09:00 am | Money Moves

Port of Durban – South Africa

The port in Durban, South Africa, is unarguably the best-ranked port in Africa. This is not only in terms of facilities but also the capacity of the port which is unrivalled on the continent. Commonly called Durban Harbour, the port ranked the largest and busiest shipping terminal in Africa. In 2017, the port catered for 9,821 vessels and processed 22,785,769 metric tons of cargo.

In revenue generation for the country, the port plays an important role in South Africa’s economy. It conducts trade worth over $45 billion and according to the Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa, it handled about 44.8 million tonnes of cargo in 2013 & 2014. It is also home to 4,500 vessels yearly and about 83,000 containers per month.


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