Dube TradePort is a Special Economic Zone and comprises a precinct purpose-planned to drive industrial development in South Africa through the promotion and attraction of both domestic and foreign direct investment to this part of KwaZulu-Natal.
Its strategic location and world-class infrastructure stimulates the manufacture of value-added products and provides the opportunity to benefit from a range of incentives, together with additional support measures, thus creating an ideal business environment for investors.
Benefits offered to business enterprises operating within Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone are geared towards the promotion of business growth, revenue generation, employment creation, the export of value-added commodities and, crucially, the attraction of both foreign and local investment.
The underlying intent behind Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone is to promote and enhance the competitiveness of KwaZulu-Natal’s manufacturing sector and to encourage the beneficiation of available resources. This exceptional precinct delivers an environment conducive to increasing value-added production by existing local industry, whilst simultaneously creating a sound platform for the creation of new industry.
The precinct's zones include:
Dube TradeZone: This is a designated Special Economic Zone and comprises fully-serviced industrial real estate for, especially, manufacturing, assembling, air-related cargo distribution, high-tech aerospace services, electronics, pharmaceuticals production, automotive, clothing, textiles, cold-storage, warehousing, distribution and logistics;
Dube Cargo Terminal: This is a state-of-the-art cargo handling facility, purpose-built to be the most secure in Africa and housing all the statutory bodies on-site to ensure speed of service;
Dube AgriZone: This is a designated Special Economic Zone and provides world-class agricultural facilities and technical support for the propagation, growth, packing and distribution of a range of high-value perishables and horticultural products; and
Dube City: This is a premium office, retail, leisure and hospitality precinct and is located in a modern urban 'Green' hub immediately adjacent to King Shaka International Airport's passenger terminal.
Dube iConnect: This is a cutting-edge information technology and telecommunications platform and a premier cloud computing service provider.
In addition, King Shaka International Airport is owned and operated by Airports Company South Africa. It boasts the longest sea-level runway, at 3.7km, in South Africa and is capable of accommodating the latest new-generation wide-bodied aircraft.
Further, Dube TradePort Corporation is the lead implementing agent of Durban Aerotropolis, an airport city with Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone at its heart.