East London

Latitude -29.869175°, Longitude 31.034514°

GMT/UTC + 2 hours

TNPA Administrative offices:
08:00-16:00 (Monday to Friday)

TNPA Marine Services: 
06:00 to 22:00

24-hours, 7 days a week 
(Note: Closures over public holidays vary per terminal) 


Port Manager:
+27 31 361 8821

Harbour Master:
+27 31 361 8496

Port Control:
+27 31 361 8567

The Port of East London is the only commercial river port on the South African coastline. Centrally located both nationally and internationally, it is strategically positioned to act as the gateway between Africa and the global market. Private contractors undertake repair and maintenance in the East London Graving Dock and at the repair quay, which is adjacent to the drydock.


RAINFALL: The town has an average annual rainfall of about 593 mm. It receives the lowest rainfall in July and the highest in March.

TEMPERATURE: The monthly distribution of average daily maximum temperatures shows that the average midday temperatures for East London range from 20°C in July to 26°C in February. The region is the coldest during July when the mercury drops to 9.3°C on average during the night.

TRAVEL: East London Airport is served by major airlines with scheduled flights to all parts of the globe, via Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban airports.

Port Manager: +27 43 700 1186
Harbour Master: +27 43 700 1176
Port Control: +27 43 700 2142