Port Elizabeth (PE) Terminal celebrated 50 years in operation in May this year having started operating in 1963. It's now the largest exporter of manganese in the country, aiming to be the largest globally within the next six years.
The Port Elizabeth Terminal was ranked the highest in Africa for moves per hour between January and March 2013 by the world's largest ocean carrier and container shipping company Maersk Line. The accoloade is a result of measured efficiency when counting the number of containers handled per hour which impacts directly on vessel turnaround time.
The Terminal doesn't only house a container terminal, but a NOSCAR rated Ro-Ro facility and a manganese bulk handling operation. The specialised manganese facility was recently upgraded to enhance capacity and improve environmental performance. Also an automotive hub for the Eastern Cape Region, bringing much needed economic relief to the region, the terminal employs just over 480 employees.
The new fleet of arriving break bulk equipment will see the terminal further optimise its operational efficiencies.