n IMIESA - The deepening and widening of Durban Harbour's Entrance Channel : CESA awards

Volume 35, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 35, Issue 9, Sep 2010, p. 51
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



The port of Durban constitutes Africa's busiest multiservice port, handling up to 32 million tonnes of cargo and on average, 4 000 ships per annum. However, in recent years the port could no longer accommodate the international demand for larger cargo vessels, resulting in an alarming increase in groundings in the entrance channel. For the port to remain globally competitive, Transnet has embarked on a series of large-scale infrastructural developments, of which the R2.85 billion expansion of the entrance channel is the prerequisite for further expansion within the port.

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