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Durban (ZADUR), Durban, South Africa

Durban

Durban (ZADUR), Durban, South Africa
ADDRESS
P O Box 1027, Durban 4000, South Africa
EMAIL
Text Link
CustomerCare@transnet.net
FAX
31 361 8879
CORPORATE OFFICE
ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE
31.4 million
ANNUAL CONTAINER VOLUME
2.56 million TEUs (2012)

Requirements to ship to the ports

For customs purposes in South Africa, one negotiable and two non-negotiable copies of the Bill of Lading are required. The Bill of Lading may be made out either 'straight' or 'to order'.

A Declaration of Origin Form, DA59, is to be used in cases where a rate of duty lower than the general rate is claimed as well as for goods subject to antidumping or countervailing duty. DA59 is a prescribed form with stipulated format, size and content. This form does not require Chamber of Commerce certification. One original signed copy of the form must be attached to the original commercial invoice covering goods, which require such a declaration.

Four copies and one original Commercial Invoice are required. Suppliers must give, in their invoices, all data necessary for the importer to make a valid entry and for the South African Customs to determine value for duty purposes.

Four copies and one original Commercial Invoice are required. Suppliers must give, in their invoices, all data necessary for the importer to make a valid entry and for the South African Customs to determine value for duty purposes.

Invoices from suppliers will not be accepted as satisfying the requirements of the customs regulations unless they state, in addition to any proprietary or trade name of the goods, a full description of their nature and characteristics together with such particulars as are required to assess the import duty and to compile statistics.

One copy of the insurance certificate is required for sea freight. Follow the importer's and/or insurance company's instructions in other matters.

Three copies of the Packing List are required. Data contained in this document should agree with that in other documents.

Hazardous classes 1, 7 and 9, are all subject to approval before acceptance.No acceptance of Used TyresNo acceptance of Non DG charcoalNo acceptance of Asbestos

About the port

Covering a total area of about 1.8 thousand hectares, the port of Durban is the largest and busiest shipping terminal in sub-Saharan Africa. Equipped with 59 berths for more than 4000 commercial vessels, the port was visited by 4554 ocean going ships in 2009.

Handling

The port of Durban having the biggest container port that can handle 2.56 million TEUs per year. The port handles a total of almost 74.7 million tonnes of cargo, including nearly 42.6 million tonnes of imports, 23.5 million tonnes of exports. Having 14 berths, the bulk terminal of the port of Durban is a multi-purpose port handling break bulk cargo, vehicles and rolling stock.

History

Humans arrived in the Port of Durban area over 100 thousand years ago.It all started with the Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama who in 1497 landed there at the Port of Durban Bay searching for a route to India. But the port was finally recognised as a trading port in 1824 by a party of British men from the Cape colony.

Importance

Being a strong source of city’s economy, The Port of Durban is the fourth largest container terminal in the Southern Hemisphere. The port also provides provincial employment, income, and output to more than 3.4 million people.