With road, air and rail being well developed around Joburg, and receiving further significant investment, it is no wonder that Joburg is becoming increasingly recognised as a freight and logistics hub.
The largest inland port in Africa and the largest container depot in SA, the City Deep Transport Logistics Hub, is found in Joburg. R122-million is currently being invested in massive infrastructure upgrades, new developments and accelerated expansion of the roads leading to the terminal. ThIs is over and above the R900-million that state-owned logistics and rail entity Transnet will spend over the next few years on the freight terminal, allowing it to handle increased volumes.
With the nearest seaport – Durban – about 500km away, the importance of the City Deep Hub to the regional economy is far-reaching. It is a key forwarding and clearing hub of goods to the rest of Africa and is connected by major rail and road infrastructure links.
Joburg is connected by rail to all the main cities and ports in the sub-continent, including Maputo, Durban, Richards Bay, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Boosting our rail network, SA has just commissioned 600 modern trains to replace ageing rolling stock on the nation's commuter rail networks.
OR Tambo International Airport (previously Johannesburg International Airport), the biggest and busiest airport on the continent, is the passenger and freight hub for southern Africa. The OR Tambo International Airport Industrial Development Zone project serves to further promote opportunities within the freight and logistics sector.Joburg's advanced road, rail and air network and container depot infrastructure has resulted in the City gaining increasing recognition as a freight and logistics hub.
Joburg’s rail and road network connects it to all the main cities and ports in the sub-continent, while it is very close to OR Tambo International Airport, Africa’s busiest and biggest airport and freight and logistics hub.
The OR Tambo International Airport IDZ further promotes opportunities within this sector, as does the City Deep Transport Logistics Hub, Africa’s largest inland port and the largest container depot in SA, and the 63-hectare Joburg Market, Africa’s largest fresh produce market.
In addition to import and export opportunities due to the logistics infrastructure, there exist openings for manufacturers of time-sensitive projects.
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