Richards Bay

Port Facilities
(Clean)
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No. of Berths 17 (berths 606-609, 701-708, 801, 209 [chemical & bunkers], 208 [chemical tanker berth] and small craft harbour)
Bar Draught Berth 208: 15m, berths 606 – 608 and 706 – 708: 13.5m, berths 609 and 701: 14.0m, berths 702 – 705 and 801 and 804: 17.5m, small craft harbour: 7.5m
Berth Draught On application
Maximum Beam No limitations unless vessel is to load via belt
Maximum Length Various limitations apply per berth. Berth 208: 230m – displacement restriction 67,000t. Berths 801/804 also have a displacement restriction of 85,000t
Bunkers Limited fuel oil and gas oil (supplied by barge)
Off-Port Limits Helicopter and Launch boat for crew changes and minor victuals
Water Available at all berths
Repair Facilities No dedicated facility, repairs by arrangement
Anchorage Suggested anchorage is 3 – 5 nautical miles south east of the south breakwater. Anchorage immediately to the north of the entrance channel is prohibited due to the location of an off-shore pipeline. The current anchorage positions are with reference to the South Breakwater. From the South Breakwater between the bearings of 140o and 180oT and distance 4 to 6 nautical miles
Main Cargoes Exports: coal, phosphate rock, chrome ore, titanium slag, zircon sand, rutile sand, pig iron, ilmenite, vermiculite, fertiliser, woodchips, andalusite, magnetite, ferro alloys, woodpulp, forestry products, various steel commodities, various aluminium commodities, granite, containers (small scale), phosphoric acid, acetone, hexene, octene, ammonia. Imports: sulphur, coking coal, alumina, petroleum coke, phosphate rock, salt, potash, butadiene, ammonia, containers (small scale), heavy lifts and abnormal cargo.
Port Facilities
(Coal)
[RBCT Shipping Regulations]
No. of Berths 6 (berths 301 – 306)
Bar Draught 17.5m (up to 18m weather permitting on application)
Berth Draught On application
Maximum Beam 47.25m or at the Coal Terminal’s discretion
Maximum Length N/A
Bunkers Limited fuel oil and gas oil (supplied by Barge)
Off-Port Limits By helicopter
Water Available at all berths
Repair Facilities No dedicated facility, repairs by arrangement
Anchorage Suggested anchorage is 3 – 5 nautical miles south east of the south breakwater. Anchorage immediately to the north of the entrance channel is prohibited due to the location of an off-shore pipeline
Main Cargoes Coal