Which is the largest and busiest port of South Africa?
The Port of Durban, commonly called Durban Harbour, is the largest and busiest shipping terminal in sub-Saharan Africa. It handles up to 31.4 million tons of cargo each year. It is the fourth largest container terminal in the Southern Hemisphere, handling approximately 4.5 million twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) in 2019.
Durban is the busiest port in South Africa and generates more than 60% of revenue. It is the second largest container port in Africa (after Port Said in Egypt). It is the fourth largest container port in Southern Hemisphere. (First is Jakarta in Indonesia, second is Surabaya in Indonesia, third is Santos in Brazil).
The distance around the port is 21 kilometres (13 miles). Rail tracks total 302 kilometres (188 miles). The port has 58 berths which are operated by more than 20 terminal operators. Over 4,500 commercial vessels call at the port each year.