Size: Total berth size 2707 meters

Water Depth: 10.4m

In the early 2000, Greystones Cargo Systems opened its branch in East London, At that time the port of East London did not have any facilities for the importation of grain products, namely wheat and maize. GCS set up a hopper and conveyor belt facility from the quay stretching into the grain elevator silos totaling approximately 450 meters. The system continues to servicelocal bread manufacturers with import wheat from Argentina and neighboring states. Wheat was also railed to Lesotho from East London.

Location: The port of East London is situated on the East Coast of South Africa between Durban and Port Elizabeth, at the mouth of the Buffalo River, East London.It is South Africa’s only river port.




East London Branch | SSA Marine

Cranes: 1 x 150 ton mobile port crane

Reefer Services: 50

Highway Access: 5 km to the N2 highway

Cargos / Commodities Handled:

  • Containers

  • Motor Vehicles

  • Breakbulk

  • Bulk Grain

  • Cargos Project Cargo/Heavy Lifts

  • Scrap Steel


Grain Silo’s – Storage capacity 76000 m/tons, multi level car terminal – under cover storage of 2800 units – open area – 2500 units. Container Terminal – 14000m/sq. open area 2 port sheds on the East Bank, combined storage space of approx. 4170m/square

Cold Room Service: yes – out of the port

Fumigation Facilities: yes

Heavy Lift Service: yes

Transit Shed: yes

Maintenance: yes – drydock – 110m

Berths & Length: Total of 12 commercial berths and 1 repair quay, 6 of these berths are on the West Bank with a total quay length of 1206m and 6 on the East Bank offering 1204m

Truck Lanes & Scales: 2 lanes inbound and 2 lanes outbound on the East Bank and 1 lane each on the West Bank Side of the port.

Rail Services: Rail connection to most of the major cities in South Africa


East London Branch | SSA Marine

Barge Access: yes

Transportation: road or rail

Rail Service: linked to all the major cities


Vincent Juta

Branch Manager

Tel: 27 43 050 5197

Email: VincentJ@sacargoservices.co.za

Executive Logistics

Hans Modipane
Tel: 27 079 100 2125
Email: HansM@sacargoservices.co.za

Executive Stevedoring

William Van Zyl
Tel: 27 083 778 4406
Email: WilliamV@sacargoservices.co.za