Port Elizabeth is geographically well-positioned to operate as a multi-cargo port. The port is equipped to handle dry bulk, bulk liquid, general cargo and container cargo. It is, however, not well developed in terms of offering dedicated ship repair facilities.
RAINFALL: The region receive a low average annual rainfall with only about 453 mm falling a year.
TEMPERATURE: The average midday temperatures for this region range from 19.3°C in July to 25.2°C in February. The region is the coldest during July when the mercury drops to 8°C on average during the night.
WIND: Strong East winds are prevalent during November, causing rough seas and difficult navigation in the port. Strong winds may cause a delay to the berthing of large vessels, however, this is only on exceptionally rare occasions.
Port Manager: +27 41 507 1700
Harbour Master: +27 41 507 1900
Port Control: +27 41 507 1900/1909/1910