Tambo Springs to become largest inland port in Africa – MEC

The proposed Tambo Springs Inland Port and Logistics Gateway is expected to be the largest inland port in Africa once completed, Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Dr Ismail Vadi has said.

Speaking at a post-Budget Vote media briefing, in Johannesburg, he indicated that the project’s development was progressing well and that it would come on stream in 2017, as Johannesburg’s current inland port City Deep reached capacity.

The inland port, which would be located along the N3, about 21 km from Heidelberg, would host all aspects of warehousing, distribution, manufacturing and shipping through enhanced supply-chain and operating efficiencies.

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport was currently developing a terminal master plan for the project, as well as detailed road designs for the K148/N3 interchange.

The Tambo Springs Development Company (TSDC), which is developing the 1 037 ha multimodal freight gateway in partnership with government, expects to start construction on the inland port this year and finish the project by 2017.

Read full extract from: Engineering News 3 June 2013.

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