Durban Container Terminal hits new high

Oct 6, 2003
Author: P&S

It may be under fire from shippers and shipping lines alike but few can dispute the volumes the Durban Container Terminal (DCT) continues to handle month after month.

Setting a new record for the highest volume ever, DCT’s throughput during September reached 128,751 TEUs, or 98,335 actual containers. This was considerably above the previous top figure set in June (122,139 TEUs) and well over last year’s top month of November (119,316 TEUs).

What it is also suggests is that the port no longer has what used to be referred to as its “busy season” between July and November, when imports peaked. Throughput has been consistent all through 2003 so far, as evidenced by the terminal passing the one million TEU mark in just 9 months (1,057,412 TEUs).

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