Transnet Port Terminals
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Transnet Port Terminals Overview

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) is one of five operating divisions of Transnet SOC Limited, South Africa’s state-owned freight transport and handling company.

We are responsible for commercial handling services of sea-route freight across imports, exports and transhipments in containers, bulk, break-bulk and automotive. TPT operates terminals in seven South African commercial ports namely Richards Bay, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Ngqura, Cape Town and Saldanha. Operations cover import and export operations across the following cargo sectors: Containers, Mineral Bulk and the Agricultural Bulk and Ro-Ro (roll on/roll off). The operational model divides the country into three geographical regions namely Eastern Cape, Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal.

We service customers across a broad spectrum of the economy, including shipping lines, the container industry, the general shipping industry, vehicle manufacturers, agriculture, steel and the mining industry, freight forwarders, cargo agents and are guided by legal entities such as customs.

Nozipho Sithole is the Chief Executive at the helm of the TPT business. The company has a staff complement of over 7000. Some of Transnet’s R300 billion Market Demand Strategy (MDS) investment has been allocated to TPT and its 16 terminals. This investment will see TPT boost its cargo handling equipment base, create terminal capacity, develop infrastructure and reduce the cost of doing business in Southern Africa.

Transnet Port Terminals achieves level two BBBEE status for 2016.

The company’s recent achievements include level 2 to BBBEE status with a score point of 87.03 missing marginally to achieve level 1. The company scored well on Preferential Procurement, Enterprise Development and Socio-Economic Development.

BBBEE is a national transformation programme launched by the Government to give previously disadvantaged groups including white women economic opportunities that were previously unavailable to them. These include Ownership, Management, Employment Equity, Skills Development, Preferential Procurement, Enterprise Development and Socio Economic Development.