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Transnet National Ports Authority

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Transnet National Ports Authority
Transnet National Ports Authority is one of five operating divisions of Transnet SOC Ltd. The national ports authority  is responsible for the safe, effective and efficient economic functioning of the national port system, which it manages in a landlord capacity.

The national ports authority provides port infrastructure and marine services at the eight commercial seaports in South Africa. It operates within a legislative and regulatory environment created by the National Ports Act 2005 (Act No. 12 of 2005).  In line with the provisions of the National Ports Act, the core functions of the national ports authority are as follows:

  • to plan, provide, maintain and improve port infrastructure;
  • to provide or arrange marine-related services;
  • to ensure the provision of port services, including the management of port activities and the port regulatory function at all south African ports; and
  • to provide aids to navigation and assistance to the maneuvering of vessels within port limits and along  the coast.