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Richards Bay’s total tonnage bulk cargo exported was higher than Durban’s

Competing with Durban, especially in the number of vessels arriving on our shores and bulk cargo exported, the Port of Richards Bay’s November shipping stats reveal the busyness of our port.

General cargo vessels arriving in Richards Bay for November totalled six, with a gross tonnage of 104 261 tonnes.

Bulk cargo vessels totalled 115, of which one was bulk liquid and 114 were bulk dry, with a total gross tonnage of 5 077 020 tonnes.

Total tankers arriving at the Port of Richards Bay in November were 13, broken down into 10 oil tankers, two chemical tankers and one LPG.

Gross tanker tonnage for November was 338 489 tonnes.

Bulk cargo that landed in Richards Bay totalled 546 137 tonnes while total bulk shipped from the Port of Richards Bay was 7 077 097 tonnes, bringing the total bulk handled to 7 623 234 tonnes.

Total break bulk cargo handled in Richards Bay was 891 079, broken down into 947 tonnes landing in Richards Bay and 890 132 as total break bulk shipped.

Three vehicles were exported from the Port of Richards Bay, bringing the grand total of cargo handled to 8 514 316 tonnes.

Expressed in 6m units (twenty-foot equivalent units or TEUs), the grand total of containers invoiced at the Port of Richards Bay for November was 1 484.

This is broken down into 444 deep sea containers and 29 trans-shipped having landed in Richards Bay, while 974 deep sea containers and 37 trans-shipped were shipped from our port.
Source: Zululand Observer

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