Durban, South Africa

Located on South Africa’s eastern coast and looking out onto the Indian Ocean, Port Durban is well-esteemed as the largest and busiest shipping terminal in sub-Saharan Africa and is the second-largest container port in all of Africa. Shippers love the port for its facilities, which include a container terminal, a roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) terminal, a multi-purpose terminal, a car terminal, and other terminals which may be utilized depending on the cargo shipped. Additionally, Port Durban boasts several storage facilities that might be of use to clients, as well as rail tracks totaling 188 miles. Although it already has several efficient terminals accepting all types of cargo, Port Durban is also planning to expand. Its $7 billion modernization and expansion plan will increase efficiency and improve its standing as Africa’s most important port by 2031.

Popular Cargo at Port Durban

Port Durban is known for being an entry point for bulk raw materials, capital goods, and industrial equipment, as well as exporting minerals, sugar, grain, and coal. However, shippers can transport virtually any cargo to South Africa from the United States, including automobiles, construction equipment, and personal effects. Clients interested in international car shipping can transport automobiles of all makes, models, years, and sizes into South Africa from virtually all ports in the United States, including New York, Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, Florida, Texas, California, and Washington.

As for construction equipment, K International Transport can ship all types of equipment to Durban, including excavators, bulldozers, cranes, dump trucks, and stone trenchers from Volvo, Caterpillar, and Hitachi, or Kobelco. With efficient overseas shipping services from an experienced international shipping company, clients can transport virtually any cargo into Port Durban, South Africa, whether it be for personal or business purposes. K International Transport can help facilitate the shipment into South Africa efficiently and for an affordable price.

Additional Information for Shipping to Durban, South Africa

Some notable features of Port Durban, South Africa, include:

  • Port Durban’s expansion plan will increase port capacity from 2.9 million TEU to more than 11 million TEU.
  • Although the port is already the largest and busiest port in sub-Saharan Africa, it is also the fourth-largest container port in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Port Durban has recently been widened to accommodate larger commercial vessels.
  • The port handles an average of 83,000 containers each month at its main container terminal.

An experienced international shipping company like K International Transport can help clients transport all cargo from ports in the United States to Port Durban, South Africa, via ocean freight shipping. K International Transport can help clients make important decisions about their shipments, including the choice between container shipping options and RO/RO transport.

For more information about international automobile shipping, overseas container equipment transport, South Africa, or K International Transport’s services in general, call us at 212-267-6400 or email us at Please visit for more information about Port Durban. You can also reach out to us on Skype at kinternationalny. Contact K International Transport today for a quick international shipping quote from the United States to South Africa!