Freeport Saldanha

Contact Details

Postal 24 Main Road, Saldanha Bay, 7395
Physical 24 Main Road, Saldanha Bay, 7395
Tel 022 714 0206 / 087 095 0261


Saldanha Bay IDZ Licencing Company SOC Ltd, trading as Freeport Saldanha, located at the port of Saldanha Bay, is the deepest natural port in the Southern Hemisphere (23m draught). It is South Africa’s first freeport, a special economic zone (SEZ) and customs-controlled area (CCA) dedicated to the maritime, energy, logistics and engineering industries.

Freeport Saldanha was formally awarded an Operator’s Licence on 31 October 2013, marking the formal beginning of its 30-year journey to create a vibrant hub of opportunity, job creation and sustainable growth, utilising the SEZ legislation as a catalyst.

The Company operates as a freeport, with streamlined investor procedures supported by its ease of doing business model. It is shaping a vibrant marketplace where investors, local businesses and communities can unlock economic growth. Eligible businesses will benefit from the globally competitive customs and value-added tax (VAT) regime across 70% of the zone’s land.

The Company aims to be Africa’s premier maritime, energy, logistics and engineering freeport, offering a world-class integrated shipyard, engineering, and related services within an SEZ to zone users and tenants. Its mission is to foster responsible investment that creates shared prosperity for Saldanha Bay as a sustainable pioneer in South Africa.

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