DP World has announced that its Komatipoort inland container depot in South Africa has become the first dry port in the region after it gained licence as an approved bonded container depot from the South African Revenue Service.
Strategically located along the Gauteng/Maputo corridor, close to South Africa’s border with Mozambique, DP World said the dry port will offer customers the full spectrum of intermodal and warehouse services.
The location of the depot is also close to a fully-fledged South African Customs and banking infrastructure, which will facilitate South African customs clearance of goods at Komatipoort.
“The approval of our Komatipoort facility as a bonded container depot, is a ‘game changer’ for the Maputo corridor,” said Christian Roeder, CEO of DP World Maputo.
“This means that international container imports landed in Maputo port and destined for the South African hinterland, can now be moved under bond to Komatipoort, where full customs clearance can be provided and made ready for delivery across South Africa.
“DP World’s primary aim for the Komatipoort facility is to make the hinterland’s supply chain faster, more reliable and provide total cost savings, by opening a superior supply chain routing for cargo owners”, he added.
According to the terminal operator, the dry port’s location, full-service offering, and seamless link via the Maputo Corridor to DP World Maputo’s container terminal offers customers transport savings for businesses in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Gauteng.
This trade corridor also offers South African businesses based in the region export opportunities from DP World Komatipoort via Maputo to international markets anywhere in the world.
DP World Komatipoort, began operations in August 2019, and is part of Dubai-based DP World’s international network of 127 business units in 51 countries across 6 continents.