Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) is one of five operating divisions of Transnet SOC Limited, South Africa’s state-owned freight transport and handling company.
We are responsible for commercial handling services of sea-route freight across imports, exports and transhipments in containers, mineral bulk, agricultural bulk and RORO. TPT operates terminals in seven South African commercial ports namely Richards Bay, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Ngqura, Cape Town and Saldanha. Operations cover import and export operations across the following cargo sectors: Containers, Mineral Bulk and the Agricultural Bulk and RO/RO (roll on/roll off).
Karl Socikwa is the Chief Executive at the helm of the TPT business. The company has a staff complement of over 6000. A total of R33 billion has been allocated for TPT and its 13 terminals as part of the R300 billion capital investment termed the market demand strategy (MDS). This amount will see TPT boost its cargo handling equipment base, create terminal capacity, develop infrastructure and reduce the cost of doing business in Southern Africa.
Transnet Port Terminals services customers across a broad spectrum of the economy, including shipping lines, container industry, the general shipping industry, vehicle manufacturers, agriculture, steel and the mining industry, freight forwarders, cargo agents and legal entities (e.g. customs).