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Hamish Erskine

A Premier Business Hub

The Dube TradePort Corporation is charged with the responsibility to develop the province’s biggest infrastructural project. The designated Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is home to the state-of-the art King Shaka International Airport and is ideally positioned 30 minutes from Africa’s busiest cargo port, Durban Harbour, and 90 minutes from Richards Bay Harbour. Dube TradePort takes advantage of its prime location as the only facility in Africa combining an international airport, dedicated cargo terminal, warehousing, offices, retail, hotels and agriculture.

Dube TradePort, a highly competitive business operating environment, forms the heart of the emerging Durban Aerotropolis. The first purpose built aerotropolis in Africa and destined to become a premier business and trade hub, this coastal location in KwaZulu-Natal makes logistics a cost effective proposition.

Special Economic Zones
Special Economic Zones (SEZ) are one of the Government’s strategic instruments implemented to drive an inclusive economic growth and deepen industrialisation and industrial rebalancing. The precinct is also aligned to the National Development Plan. Over and above the fact is that the Dube TradePort SEZ enjoys full support from both national and provincial government as well as local government. Dube TradePort is a key priority infrastructural development project for the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.

The designation of the Dube TradePort as a SEZ demonstrates an effort by the Government to enhance the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector and encourage the beneficiation of available resources in the country, by offering a range of benefits for enterprises located within the designated zone.

Priority Sectors
The targeted priority sectors include:
Aerospace and aviation-linked manufacturing and related services; agriculture and agro-processing including horticulture, aquaculture, and floriculture; electronics manufacturing and assembly; medical and pharmaceutical production and distribution; and clothing and textiles.

The supplementary sectors include:
Freight-forwarding and aviation services; warehousing and storage; logistics and distribution; light manufacturing and assembly; high-tech and automotive industries; general manufacturing; renewable industry; and cold storage.

Dube TradePort SEZ is working closely with the dti aerospace development programme to enhance the manufacturing and assembling of the value-added manufactured products and services e.g. maintenance, repair and overhaul (MOR) services.

Development Zones
Dube TradePort is surrounded by development zones, namely:

Dube Cargo Terminal
As a purpose-planned airport city and master-planned business environment, infrastructure has been designed in line with freight-orientation and cargo and is supported by the King Shaka International Airport, which accommodates the world’s largest new generation aircraft. Digital tracking and cargo flow through on-site statutory bodies ensures that the cargo facility is the most secure in Africa.

Dube TradeZone
Comprising 77 hectares, growing to 300 hectares, of specialised, prime and fully-serviced industrial estate within the SEZ. In close proximity to Dube Cargo Terminal, this zone is ideally positioned for new generation warehousing, manufacturing, assembling, air-related cargo distribution and more.

TradeZone One is fully leased, attracted approximately R1.08bn investments in the zone and has led to the creation of 9 880 jobs in the South African economy (both direct and indirect jobs), of which 7 395 have been created within KwaZulu-Natal.

TradeZone Two will comprise of light industrial development, which is going to be the centre piece of the drive to attract R 18 billion of new investment over the next five years. The 45ha development will create hundreds of jobs that will have an economic impact throughout the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

Dube City
Comprising 12 hectares of premium office, retail and hospitality space - all located within an ultramodern, urban ‘green’ hub just three minutes from the passenger terminal.

Dube AgriZone
Part of the SEZ, this zone provides world-class facilities and technical support for propagating, growing, packing and distributing high-value perishables and horticultural products through an efficient supply chain.

Dube iConnect
All these zones are supported by Dube iConnect, the precinct’s dedicated IT and telecommunications provider and KwaZulu-Natal’s only locally-hosted cloud service, making it the premier offering for regional data recovery.

Service Offering
With its team of skilled experts, Dube TradePort SEZ drives the development of this competitive business environment, links both investors and developers to various regulatory bodies, thus assisting to facilitate the development process.

Full Name of Company: Dube TradePort Corporation
Nature of Business: Airport-related development
Services / Products: TradePort comprises a world-class passenger and airfreight hub and is surrounded by development zones
Date Established: 2010

VISION
To be the leading global air logistics platform in Southern Africa, seamlessly integrated with intermodal road, rail and sea infrastructure

MISSION
• To enable the development of an aerotropolis by providing leading edge spatial planning and infrastructure;
• To attract investment through the creation and operation of a special economic zone and related commercial zones;
• To grow business and trade through enabling new regional and international air services.

KEY PERSONNEL
CEO: Mr Hamish Erskine
Chairperson: Zanele Bridgette Gasa

CONTACT DETAILS
Head Office: 29° South Physical Address: 29° South, 7 Umsinsi Junction, Dube City, La Mercy, KwaZulu-Natal, 4399
Postal Address: P.O. Box 57757, King Shaka Airport, 4407
Tel: +27 (0)32 814 0000
E-mail: info@dubetradeport.co.za
Website: www.dubetradeport.co.za

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Dube TradePort

The Dube TradePort Corporation is charged with the responsibility to develop the province’s biggest infrastructural project. The designated Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is home to the state-of-the art King Shaka International Airport and is ideally positioned 30 minutes from Africa’s busiest cargo port, Durban Harbour, and 90 minutes from Richards Bay Harbour