Port Elizabeth (ZAPLZ)

Port Code ZAPLZ City Port Elizabeth
Port Name Port Elizabeth Country/Region South Africa
Category Port City Route SOUTH AFRICA
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Main Port

Introduction of Port Elizabeth (ZAPLZ)



      Port Elizabeth, located on the southwest coast of Algoa Bay on the southeast coast of South Africa, on the southwest side of the Indian Ocean, is one of the main ports in South Africa. Founded in 1799, it is the largest wool trading market in South Africa. South Africa’s manganese ore is a rich mineral with reserves accounting for about 93% of the capitalist world. It is mainly produced in the POSTMASBURG and KURUMAN regions in the northern part of the Cape province. The output is about 5 million tons, of which about 74% is for export. The port has a main railway line that can directly reach the mining area. In addition, the chrome ore distributed in Transvaal province accounts for 84% of the capitalist world, with an annual output of about 2.8 million tons. More than one-third of the chrome ore produced in South Africa is exported, but a considerable part of it has become South Africa. An important raw material for the chromium alloy industry. The port's main industries include automobiles, tires, leather, textiles, machinery, chemicals, and oil refining. It has large automobile factories and tire factories. The transportation is well-developed, and both railways and highways are connected to the country. The port is about 4km away from the international airport , and there are regular flights to all parts of the world.

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Summary of ZAPLZ

The Port of Port Elizabeth (Port Code: ZAPLZ) is a multi-cargo port on the western perimeter of Algoa Bay, 384 n.miles southwest of Durban and 423 n.miles east of Cape Town at Longitude 25º 42′ East, Latitude 34º 01′ South. It is the gateway for expanding markets, and is not only linked with the rest of the world, but it also has direct transport links into the heart of the African continent. The port has a container terminal, which has three berths totalling 925m in length and a storage area of 22 hectares with 5400 ground slots for stacking purposes. The container terminal is equipped with the latest generation gantry container cranes and straddle carriers. The break-bulk terminal has six berths totalling 1170m, two bulk berths totalling 360m and a tanker berth of 242m.