In view of evolving developments in the maritime industry Transnet National Ports Authority seeks to continue to enhance its role in facilitating trade and influencing economic growth. TNPA’s strategy includes provision of port infrastructure capacity ahead of demand and aligning its core activities to changing market dynamics.
TNPA’s vision is to be “a system of ports, seamlessly integrated in the logistics network that is jointly and individually self-sustainable through delivery of high levels of service and increasing efficiency for a growing customer base, enhancing South Africa’s global competitiveness and facilitating the expansion of the South African economy through socially and environmentally sustainable port development.”
In addition, TNPA’s solid training, port consultancy and dredging expertise, means it is well positioned to explore cross-border partnerships with ports and port projects outside of South Africa.
TNPA’s core functions in terms of the National Ports Act No 12 2005 are as follows:
As landlord of South Africa’s ports, the National Ports Authority is responsible for promoting its use and improving, developing and controlling the land use within these ports. TNPA also has the power to lease port land under conditions determined by themselves.
CONTROLLER OF PORT SERVICES AND FACILITIES
TNPA is responsible for the provision of port services and facilities and may enter into agreements with, or licence other parties to provide them.