Allowing duty-free and VAT-free entry of any foreign goods intended for re-export. Our Freeport service and CCA* permit ensures ease of operation for your business.

The demarcation of Saldanha Bay as the first freeport in South Africa and our prime location provides us with a truly unique value proposition.  Creating a world-class freeport service, unmatched in Africa and competing in the global market with speed and accuracy.

 * CCA / Customs Control Area. Only goods that are not re-exported and are moved to consumers within South Africa will become subject to prevailing customs duties and VAT.

Our Location:

Located at the southernmost tip of Africa, in the largest and deepest (23m draught) natural port in the southern hemisphere. Saldanha is situated in the West Coast region of the Western Cape, approximately 2 hours north of Cape Town.

Over the past decade, the development of South Africa’s oil and gas resources and the rapid growth of upstream opportunities in West Africa have led to accelerated growth in the upstream sector. 

As a result, there is a growing demand for offshore oil and gas platforms and components, services and repair to support these operations.

South Africa, the Western Cape and in particular the deep port of Saldanha Bay is politically and geographically positioned to service this growing sector. Our location creates a linkage point for both Sub-Saharan Africa and International Markets.

Existing relationships with neighbouring African countries and membership to developmental associations seats South African based companies favourably, granting key access to opportunities for further collaboration.

With our location and our coordinated supply chain, the SBIDZ is set to become THE centralised provider of bulk parts and services to the industry, home to boundless opportunities as an oil, gas and marine repair services hub.

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