Port of Ngqura
|Port of Ngqura|
|Location||Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality|
|Operated by||Transnet National Ports Authority|
|Type of harbor||Artificial|
The Port of Ngqura is a deepwater port on the east coast (Indian Ocean) of South Africa, 20 km northeast of Port Elizabeth. It was authorised by an act of parliament in 2002, construction started in September 2002 and the port became operational in October 2009 when the MSC Catania became the first commercial ship to dock at the port.
Ngqura is the first port in the world to have a fixed embedded jet pump sand bypass.
Transnet is upgrading a rail corridor which will connect Ngqura with manganese mines around Hotazel in the Northern Cape. The corridor would be 1003km long, and would mostly involve upgrades of existing lines; capacity is expected to increase from 5·5 million tonnes / year to 16 mpta.
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