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East London (ZAELS)

East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Port Code ZAELS Port Name East London
City East London Country/Region South Africa
Port Type Feeder Port Category Port City
Latitude -33.026 Longitude 27.906095
East London port (port code: ZAELS) is a medium-sized river port in South Africa. It is situated at the mouth of the Buffalo River, on the southeast coast of South Africa (between Port Elizabeth and Durban).
The port has 13 berths able to accommodate all types of cargoes and a drydock for any form of ship bottom repair. It handles approximately 2.3 million tons of cargo and 67,700TEU annually. The main imports are vehicles, vehicle components, petroleum products, maize, machinery, chemicals, and hardwood. The principal exports include vehicles, scrap metal, maize, confectionery, prepared pineapple products, timber and chemicals.
Each year about 430 vessels visit this port, among which around 61% are cargo vessels and 17% are tankers. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 233 meters. The maximum draught is 10.4 meters. The maximum deadweight is 63,566t.

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