East London (ZAELS)

Port Code ZAELS City East London
Port Name East London Country/Region South Africa
Category Port City Route SOUTH AFRICA
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of East London (ZAELS)



      South East seaport.The maximum draft is 10.67m, and the loading density of water is 1025.The tidal range is 2 meters, and northeast wind and southwest wind prevail.Compulsory navigation of merchant ships.Port radio communication can be via VHF channels 9, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 6.Special port regulations can be implemented with reference to the relevant port regulations of Namibia and the Republic of South Africa.These Regulations apply to any vessel calling at a South African port.Operation time of general cargo ship: 6:00-22:00 from Monday to Friday, no work on Saturday;Sunday 8:00-17:00, 12:30-13:30 for lunch.Working hours of cargo conveyor: Monday to Friday, 7:18-17:00;Saturday 7:18-11:18.Operation time of container ship: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 08:00-16;30;Tuesday, 05:45-22:15;I don't work on Saturday.The maximum draft and the maximum length of the vessel are 9.91m and 243.84m respectively.Oil tankers are limited to 204 meters and can only be introduced into the terminal during daytime.No vessel is allowed to enter the port after 20:00 every day.After 16:00 on Sundays and national holidays, the ship can not dock.Port service facilities include: ship repair, fueling, dry dock, small motor boats, medical treatment, traction, fresh water, supplies and repatriation, no sewage.Consuls from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and the United Kingdom are stationed in the port area.There are 4 general cargo / bulk cargo terminals in the port: L-K terminal, 2 berths, 508m long.I-F wharf, 3 berths, 491.7m long.N-R wharf, 3 berths, 546.7m long.S-T wharf, 2 berths, 388.1m long.One ro ro berth, 506m long, is at the corner of berth K of L-K wharf.One container berth for coastal ships, 100.5m long, 10.67m draft, 20 containers per hour.

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Summary of ZAELS

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.