n Transport World Africa - SA's premier bulk port : shipping

Volume 3, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1684-7946


Extracted from text ... 36 - TWA November / December 2005 road: company focus shipping Richards Bay is South Africa's premier bulk port and the most modern. Built in 1976 for the export of coal, it has since expanded into other bulk and breakbulk cargoes. The port originally took the name of British naval commander rear admiral Sir Frederick William Richards, who landed troops on the Zululand coast during the Anglo-Boer War in 1879. The town remained a small fishing village until the port was opened. In 2004 the port handled 85 million tonnes of cargo - a far cry from the unimpressed ..

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