Demand exceeding capacity at Port of Durban

Engineering News recently published an article, that might be of interest to the Port & Corridor members. 

The Port of Durban is already under pressure to develop new capacity to meet container handling and storage demand, State-owned logistics group Transnet’s Durban dig-out port programme director Marc Descoins tells Engineering News.

“While the necessary investments in expanding the existing facilities continue, additional capacity is needed.”

Descoins highlights that an increase in demand and the changing nature of the shipping industry are two primary drivers for an additional port in Durban.

Significant growth forecast in the cargo volumes passing through the port, coupled with the need to accommodate larger ships, is expected to strain the port’s capacity over the next ten years.

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