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Industrial logistics opportunities close to Africa’s busiest container port

There are exceptional opportunities for organisations operating in supply chain management, warehousing, distribution via road, rail, air & maritime logistics platforms in Africa's busiest port city.

Logistics & Logistics Management

Durban is strategically well located on the South East Coast of Africa and is the major port city of the African continent. Its location puts it in the heart of shipping and trade routes reaching to all major markets on the globe.

Evidence of Players
  • MSC
  • Imperial Logistics
  • Grindrod Logistics
  • Emirates Freight
  • DB Schenker Logistics
Claim to Fame
  • Largest combined sea, land and air freight in Africa.
Key Facts
  • The busiest container port in Africa is strategically positioned on international shipping routes & is the 4th largest port in the Southern Hemisphere;
  • It is also South Africa’s primary cargo and container port;
  • King Shaka International Airport (KSIA) won Skytrax 2016 Best Airport;
  • Dube TradePort Aerotropolis at KSIA with massive transport and logistics development potential (road and air cargo);
  • NATCOR rail network with access into the Southern African market;
  • Africa’s best road infrastructure linking eThekwini to the rest of South Africa (N3 and N2) and into Southern and Central Africa.
Wow Factor
  • Billions invested in Durban’s port, airport and road / rail networks.

Exceptional investment proposition:

A brief synopsis of relevant investment opportunities for businesses operating in this sector.

1. Keystone Logistics and Business Park

Phase 1 completed

This new 152 hectare precinct is intended for light industrial and logistics purposes, yielding more than 1 million square metres of platform, covering 27 sites. The precinct is fully-serviced and designed to accommodate large modern logistics facilities.


The site provides for R6-billion in property investments, enabling new business growth.

Land Use

Light industrial, warehousing and logistics.

Contact Invest Durban  |  Learn more

2. Clairwood Logistics Park


The project is aimed at supporting the logistics, commercial and surrounding light industrial developments in the an area south of Durban, through the provision of localised and regional logistics solutions.


The site is strategically located and is the last remaining flat land available for development south of Durban. It is close to both the existing container terminal entrance and proposed Durban Dig-out Port. Development of this A-grade logistics park is expected to stimulate further development of other properties in the area.

Land Use

Logistics, industrial and business park, manufacturing and ‘big box’ retail.

Contact Invest Durban   Learn more

3. The Brickworks Industrial and Business Estate


The Brickworks Industrial and Business Estate in Durban North is aimed at general business, logistics, warehousing and light industrial and related use.


A maximum of 540 000 square metres of building floor space will be created, providing a combination of large sites for ‘big box’ warehousing and logistics purposes, as well as smaller sites for light industry.

Land Use

90 hectares developable land for industrial and logistics park use.

Contact Invest Durban   Learn more

4. Dube TradePort (Special Economic Zone)


This 2 840 hectare development is home to King Shaka International Airport and close to Africa’s busiest seaport. It is the only facility in Africa combining an international airport, dedicated cargo terminal, warehousing, offices, retail, hotels and agriculture.


The area was granted Industrial Development Zone status, evolving into a Special Economic Zone, enabling businesses located here to benefit from applicable incentives.

Land Use

The various zones created provide investment opportunities for industry, logistics, warehousing, agri-processing, commerce and ICT, amongst others.

Contact Invest Durban  |  Learn more

About Invest Durban

Durban’s IPA, commonly known to date as DIPA (Durban Investment Promotion Authority), now has the refreshed brand name of “Invest Durban”.

We act as a partnership between the Metro City Council and the private business sector, offering a free investor advisory service, plus key promotion, facilitation, aftercare services between all investment stakeholders.

Invest Durban was recommended by the Durban City Council and organised private business as the “First Stop Shop” to stimulate economic growth and new investment in the Durban metropolis.



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