The Ro-Ro (Roll on, Roll off) Terminal is located in the Durban Harbour precinct with direct access to road and rail, 50 km from Durban's King Shaka International Airport.
The terminal is South Africa’s largest Ro-Ro terminal and the best equipped in the Southern Hemisphere with a NOSCAR status for the last seven years as well as an “International Top 100 Company” status from the National Occupational Safety Association (NOSA). It is also SABS ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 certified. In February 2013, the terminal set a new record in TPT’s automotive history handling 39 749 units in a single month. A total of R438 million was recently used in the Ro-Ro terminals container facility to upgrade the terminal handling capacity to 230 000 TEUs. This includes stack upgrades and equipment acquisition.
Operations started in 1996 handling rolling stock which includes all types of trailers, construction and farm vehicles, buses, recreational vehicles, cargo vans, trucks and other vehicles with the registered weight exceeding 3,500 kg. The terminal also handles containers for a niche market, trading with countries like Europe, America, China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. Terminal growth has seen it diversify to handle break bulk consignments as well.
This terminal has a total of seven water berths with 12.5 m draft, a centralized management cluster, terminal in and out processing facilities and massive open parking areas. The key element of these terminals is that all cargo remains on wheels throughout the terminal transit cycle. The capable staff complement of 398 ensures that the discharge and back-loading is completed within 18 to 36 hours.