Export sales of 43.5Mt were 3.0Mt up on 2014 due to an increase in shipments through the Multi-purpose terminal (MPT).
Saldanha Bay port is bigger than Durban, Cape Town’s Table Bay, Richards Bay and Port Elizabeth’s harbours combined.
The ore quay at Saldanha has two berths where two vessels of 310,000 deadweight tonnage can simultaneously tie up at the iron ore jetty.
The terminal operates 24/7 and has the capacity to offload 10,000 tonnes per hour onto a vessel.
From arrival to departure an ore vessel carrying 170,000 tonnes will be in Saldanha Bay for just 24 hours.
Saldanha Bay port submits an annual environmental report in line with the Global Reporting Initiative. It respects that it is located in an ecologically sensitive area, and takes all measures possible to manage the area responsibly.