Port of Johannesburg
Largest dry port in the world
The container terminal at City Deep is known to be the largest "dry port" in the world. The City Deep area has been declared an IDZ (industrial development zone) by the Gauteng government.
Johannesburg is one of the world's leading financial centres and it is the economic and financial hub of South Africa.
The city's manufacturing industries extend across a range of areas and there is still a reliance on heavy industries including steel and cement plants. The service and other industries include banking, IT, real estate, transport, broadcast and print media, private health care, transport and a vibrant leisure and consumer retail market. Johannesburg has Africa's largest stock exchange, the JSE. Due to its commercial role, the city is the seat of the provincial government and the site of a number of government branch offices, as well as consular offices and other institutions.
Imports by sea usually reach Johannesburg via the port of Durban. Shipments can be cleared and unpacked in Durban for on-carriage to Johannesburg, or forwarded directly to Johannesburg and cleared / unpacked there.