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TNPA Overview






Port infrastructure is provided in the container, dry bulk, liquid bulk, break-bulk and automotive sectors. Marine services provided include dredging, aids to navigation, ship repair and marine operations. 

In view of evolving developments in the maritime industry TNPA seeks to continue to enhance its role in facilitating trade and influencing economic growth. TNPA’s strategy includes provision of port infrastructure capacity ahead of demand and aligning its core activities to changing market dynamics.

TNPA’s vision is to be “a system of ports, seamlessly integrated in the logistics network that is jointly and individually self-sustainable through delivery of high levels of service and increasing efficiency for a growing customer base, enhancing South Africa’s global competitiveness and facilitating the expansion of the South African economy through socially and environmentally sustainable port development.”

In addition, TNPA’s solid training, port consultancy and dredging expertise, means it is well positioned to explore cross-border partnerships with ports and port projects outside of South Africa.


TNPA’s core functions in terms of the National Ports Act No 12 2005 are as follows:

Landlord

As landlord of South Africa’s ports, the National Ports Authority is responsible for promoting its use and improving, developing and controlling the land use within these ports. TNPA also has the power to lease port land under conditions determined by themselves.

Controller of port services and facilities

TNPA is responsible for the provision of port services and facilities and may enter into agreements with, or licence other parties to provide them.

Change agent

In terms of the Act TNPA is responsible for ensuring South Africa’s ports are transparently managed and that it provides non-discriminatory, fair and transparent access to port services and facilities. TNPA is also responsible for advancing the previously disadvantaged and promoting their representation and participation in its terminal operations.

Controller of port services and facilities

TNPA is responsible for the provision of port services and facilities and may enter into agreements with, or licence other parties to provide them.

Controller of ports navigation

In its role as controller of port navigation, TNPA makes and applies the rules that control navigation within the limits of the South African ports and the approaches to them. It provides safe and secure ports and protects the environment within its port limits.

Coordinator with other state agencies

TNPA is responsible for liaising with all the stakeholders of the South African port system.

Marketer and administrator

TNPA is responsible for marketing the services available in South Africa’s ports and ensuring that there are adequate, affordable, equitable and efficient port services and facilities available to the users of the ports.

Master planner

In its role as master planner, TNPA plans, improves, develops and maintains port infrastructure.


BUSINESS FACILITIES AND RESOURCES
Key basic infrastructure facilities (Berths and Channels):
·      19 container berths;
·      36 dry-bulk berths;
·      29 break-bulk berths;
·      13 liquid-bulk berths; and
·      8 entrance channels with supporting breakwaters, turning basins, networks and utilities.
 

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