LEBOMBO BORDER DRY PORT
Lebombo Border Dry Port consist of 179 ha of land on the N4 between Maputo and Gauteng – The Maputo Railway Line is just 300 meters North of the Dry Port. All commercial and port bound freight that flow to Mozambique/Port of Maputo are cleared at the Dry Port. The Dry Port currently accommodates SARS Customs & Excise for all the Commercial Clearing, Customs Agents such as Delta Clearing and Sturrock Clearing, a SANRAL Weigh Bridge and an AIDS Awareness Clinic, Filling Station, Lebombo Agri Petroleum, Truck Stop facilities and other related businesses.
As a result of the Maputo Development Corridor Flagship Programme facilitation, the Dry Port will be redeveloped onto a Logistics Activity Precinct with tenure security to alleviate logistical constraints, streamline customs and immigration processes and to ensure further private sector investment in the Maputo Development Corridor.
LBDP is the owner of a lease agreement with The National Department of Public Works (NDPW) and The National Roads Agency (SANRAL) terminating in June 2032, with the option of a further 30 year term, notarial executed and registered against the title on 179.69 ha of portions on the Farm Townlands 168 JU. In terms of the lease, the properties are to be utilized for the purposes of border control and ancillary commercial and/or social and/or agricultural purposes that will contribute to the infrastructure development and the efficiency of the border between the RSA and Mozambique.
This project stemmed from a study tour undertaken by CEO, Piet van Dyk, to Bremen Germany. Piet visited the Bremen docks and various Freight Villages in the city. The Germans established logistical coordinating areas for the distribution and division of freight to a bigger logistical chain.
As a result of the Maputo Development Corridor Flagship Program facilitation, the Dry Port of km 7 will be redeveloped onto a Logistics Activity Precinct with tenure security to alleviate logistical constraints, streamline customs and immigration processes and to ensure further private sector investment in the Maputo Development Corridor.
Presently the Lebombo Border Dry Port has various projects running. All the current developments are driven by the dire need for a Logistical Precinct and are materializing due to the fact that the LBDP formalized the Land Use Rights, the services are immediately available and the Nkomazi Local Authority supports the Developments.
We also have a Land Reservation Agreement with Continuum Principal Investments (Pty) Ltd (a rail and logistics group that acts on behalf of a number of clients) for 90 ha for purposes of the containerization of Chrome, Magnetite and other minerals on the land which will then be transported via rail directly to Maputo Harbor. The implementation date is dependent on the finalization of an agreement to move the containers by rail by CFM.
The Provident Fund of the road freight and logistics industry Bargaining Council is negotiating to lease the already established LTS (Lebombo Truck Stop) area and upgrade it at an estimated cost of R30 mil.
The following are projects also form part of the precinct development:
Overnight facilities, sport and recreational facilities, warehousing, wholesale liquor distribution warehouse.