• Durban's harbour

Visit of the Durban harbour during the Wallonia trade delegation07/04/2016

As the Wallonia trade delegation arrived on the shores of Durban end of February 2015, the delegates were given the opportunity to visit its harbour and meet with the Port Authorities in charge of the management of this huge terminal.

Rated the 1st African port in terms of the value of transported goods and among the busiest in Africa, it currently handles almost 3 million containers per year and plans to increase this number to 4.5 million by 2017. This implies a major development plan in terms of infrastructure in and around the harbour. It was therefore important that Wallonia positions itself as a centre of excellence when it comes to logistics infrastructure and as a possible provider of services. The presence of the company G-Tec during the visit was a clear message to the port authorities that expertise can be found in Belgium, the company being highly specialised in providing worldwide specialized geotechnical engineering services, as well as marine geophysical surveys and marine environmental surveys.

Mr Motlohi, Port Manager, was very impressed by G-Tec capabilities and now that the contacts have been laid, we can only hope that the company’s presentation will bear its fruits in the near future.