Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative

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Lebombo Border Dry Port

Lebombo Border Dry Port

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Lebombo Border Dry Port puts “convenience” at the centre of international trade crossing between South Africa and Mozambique on the busy Maputo Corridor. It also adds smooth and speedy efficiency to the process of clearing primary materials and finished products.

Ships deliver or collect the imports and exports at Port Maputo, more than 90 kilometres from the landlocked frontier between the neighbouring states.

But much of the procedure applied to clearing the goods bound for internal consumption or shipment overseas, can be undertaken at Lebombo Border Dry Port (LBDP), a 170-hectare secure zone close to the town of Komatipoort in Mpumalanga, South Africa, and just three kilometres from the border post.

Located alongside the N4 highway, with safe and easy slip roads off and back onto the Maputo Corridor route, LBDP can accommodate more than 300 cargo-carrying trucks on dedicated, secure parking, encircled by electric fencing and 24 hour monitoring by experienced guards.

Within the inland port a community of freight forwarders and clearing agencies including big names such as Manica and Rohlig-Grindrod, operate alongside South African Customs, easing the movement of cross border trade.

The zone, developed on the former Komatipoort airport site, has benefited from some R5 million worth of investment by LBDP and offers a truck stop providing 24 hour diesel supplies, weighbridge and restaurant and mini warehousing.

Overnight accommodation with bathroom and shower facilities for truck drivers, passengers and taxi drivers, plus a convenience store and fast food outlet, are among the future developments planned for the Lebombo Border Dry Port.