Port Elizabeth

Latitude 34° 01’ S, Longitude 25° 42’E

LOCAL TIME
GMT/UTC + 2 hours

WORKING HOURS
TNPA Administrative offices:
08:00-16:30 (Monday to Friday)

Terminals:
24-hours: Monday to Friday
(Note: Closures over public holidays vary per terminal)

CONTACT

Port Manager:
+27 41 507 1700

Harbour Master:
+27 41 507 1900

Port Control:
+27 41 507 1900/1909/1910

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.
 

The Eastern Cape Province generally enjoys a subtropical climate with regular rainfall in summer months. Wind is a factor in port and vessels should be prepared to proceed to sea at short notice at the approach of bad weather.

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.

 

TRAVEL: Port Elizabeth International Airport is served by major world airlines with scheduled flights to all parts of the globe, either direct or via Johannesburg. The airport is about 5km away from the harbour.
CONTACT
Port Manager: +27 41 507 1700
Harbour Master: +27 41 507 1900
Port Control: +27 41 507 1900/1909/1910