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Economic Regulation

National Ports Authority Tariff Application 2020/21 – 2022/23

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Consultation outcome

Following on from this consultation, the Ports Regulator of South Africa published a Record of Decision (PDF, 840 KB) and released a press statement on 29 November 2019.

Approved Tariff Book

Responses to this consultation

Stakeholders’ submissions and comments in response to the NPA Tariff Application.

Original consultation summary

This consultation is intended for port users and interested parties to submit proposals and comments on the National Ports Authority Tariff Application for the 2020/21 tariff period. The consultation begins on 2 August 2019. Furthermore, port users and interested parties are invited to attend public hearings on the Tariff Application from 2 August to 7 August, 2019 and submit comments on the application by 16 September 2019.

Tariff Application description

Transnet National Ports Authority, (“the Authority”) is required, with the approval of the Ports Regulator (“the Regulator”), to determine tariffs for services and facilities offered by the Authority and to annually publish a tariff book containing those tariffs. On 1 August 2019, the Authority submitted its application setting out its proposed tariffs for all services and facilities offered by the Authority for the tariff period for approval by the Regulator.

Documents and forms

Process timeline

Date Task
1 August 2019 NPA submits Tariff Application to the Regulator
1 August 2019 Tariff Application published for public comment
2 August 2019 Public hearings commence
7 August 2019 Public hearings conclude
27 August 2019 Feedback report available
16 September 2019 Deadline for submission of public comments
29 November 2019 Record of Decision due date
10 March 2020 Regulator approved NPA Tariff Book available


Public hearings registration and schedule

Public hearings start at 09h00 and end at 13h00 from 2 August to 7 August, 2019. Registration to attend the public hearings is mandatory. You can download the registration form here. The completed form may be emailed to ev****************@po************.org to confirm registration.

Date Venue
Friday, 2 August 2019 Garden Court Marine Parade, Durban
Monday, 5 August 2019 Southern Sun OR Tambo (Airport Grounds), Johannesburg
Tuesday, 6 August 2019 Garden Court Kings Beach, Port Elizabeth
Wednesday, 7 August 2019 Southern Sun Cape Sun, Capetown

How to submit a response

Written comments on the tariff application should be submitted by Monday, 16 September 2019 for the attention of The Chairperson, either:

By hand to: 1101, The Marine Building, 22 Dorothy Nyembe Street, Durban, 4001
By registered post to: Ports Regulator, Private Bag X54322, Durban, 4000
By Email to: co******@po************.org.