The Port of Durban, commonly called Durban Harbour, is the largest and busiest shipping terminal in sub-Saharan Africa.


It handles up to 31.4 million tons of cargo each year.


It is the fourth largest container terminal in the Southern Hemisphere, handling 2,568,124 TEU in 2012.


The entrance channel had a depth of 12.8 metres (42 ft) from Chart Datum, and a width of 122 metres (400 ft) between the caissons.


The port has recently been widened. The harbor entrance depth is now 19 metres in the approach channel decreasing to 16 metres within the harbour. The new navigation width is 220 metres.



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