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in turn aids the country’s economy. Its core functions therefore range from planning, maintaining and improving port infrastructure to assisting with navigation and manoeuvring vessels. TNPA’s service offering is targeted at mainly port users, ranging from terminal operators, ship agents, cargo owners and forwarding agents. Its reach is substantial spanning almost 3,000 km of coastline across eight commercial seaports. It can manage its service offering effectively by dividing its operations into two categories, the provision of port infrastructure and the provision of maritime services. GATEWAY FOR TRADE Whilst its offering of Port Infrastructure forms an overarching category, it is not a small task. The company provides this service across five commodity sectors and seeks to continue enhancing its role in facilitating trade, influencing growth and aligning its core activities

to changing market dynamics. It acts as a leading gateway for trade and currently provides port infrastructure for containers, dry bulk, liquid bulk, break bulk and the automotive sector. Covering products from coal and copper to fruit and fish, TNPA’s operations are likely to impact most industries in the country. In line with the wider Market Demand Strategy at Transnet, TNPA has embarked on an extensive marketing campaign. The organisation has recognised it is able to enhance its ports’ geographical positioning to benefit from trade originating from the eastern and western seaboards. The strategy aims to meet the growth demands of the South African port system through focusing on delivering progress in three primary areas: - Timely delivery of capital investment projects - Improved efficiency in port services to promote productivity - Revenue growth and cost

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Transnet National Ports Authority  

Transnet National Ports Authority