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Cape Town (ZACPT)

South Africa

General info

address
P O Box 4245 \Cape Town, Roggebaai 8000 South Africa
EMAIL
website
www.transnetnationalportsauthority.net
phone
21 449 3408
fax
21 449 3107
cororate office
P O Box 4245 \Cape Town, Roggebaai 8000 South Africa
ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE
9.948 million
ANNUAL CONTAINER VOLUME
719,825 TEU

The Port of Cape Town is the port of the city of Cape Town, South Africa. It is situated in Table Bay.Because of its position along one of the world's busiest trade routes it is one of the busiest ports in South Africa, handling the largest amount of fresh fruit and second only to Durban as a container port.

Inland service data

Major towns near seaport

Cape town, Atlantis, Stellenbosch, Somerset west, Paarl, Malmesbury, Grabouw, Koffiefontein, Mooreesburg, Hermanus, Worcester, Ceres, Saldanha, Robertson, Bredasdorp, Swellendam, Vredendal, Calvinia, Mosselbay, Oudtshoorn

Carrier mapping

List of main shipping lines serving the port

CMA CGM, Evergreen, Hapag-Lloyd, K Line, Maersk, MOL, MSC, ZIM

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Export requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

Cargo restrictions Commodity Hazardous classes 1, 7 and 9, are all subject to approval before acceptance. No acceptance of Used Tyres No acceptance of Non DG charcoal No acceptance of Asbestos Weight & Measurement Specifically for 20’ Containers: 24 TONS Maximum Payload for road haulage (inclusive of container tare weight) 22 TONS Maximum payload for railed containers (exclusive of container tare weight) Specifically for 40’ Containers: 28 TONS Maximum payload for road haulage (inclusive of container tare weight) 29.4 TONS Maximum payload for railed containers (exclusive of container tare weight) Overweight containers are subject to a fine imposed by the Government. Requests for movement of overweight cargo can be obtained from your nearest Maersk Line office. Effective 1 July 2016 the Shipper (or its representative agent) will be required to include the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) when submitting the pre-advise via NAVIS. Special Cargoes - No restrictions on movement of containers to inland points and are subject to rates supplied by our Intemodal Dept Bill of Lading Clauses - No special clauses/restrictions apply. 45' Containers - No acceptance of 45' containers in South Africa. Customs requirements - Customs documents (Cargo Dues + Bill of entry) are mandatory for Bill of Lading issue.

Forms & Certificates

Legal-SA Web Bill Agreement Documentation Agreement Printing Bills of Lading requires you to have a signed documentation agreement. Documentation Agreement Legal- Broad Based Bee Certificate Broad Based Bee Certificate Please find our Broad-Based BEE Certificate which is valid from 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. We have achieved a Level (4) Four Broad Based BEE rating BBBEE certificate 2019

Key Customs Facts

There are no unique customs formalities for this port. You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

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Import requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

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 Tyres No acceptance of Non DG charcoal No acceptance of Asbestos"

Forms & Certificates

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. 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". 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.

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