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Economic Regulation

Review of the Tariff Methodology 2024/25 – 2026/27

Tariff Methodology

The Multi Year Tariff Methodology (“the Methodology”) valid for the 2021/22 – 2023/24 tariff period, has reached the end of its applicability. The Regulator is revising the Methodology which will be used in the assessment and determination of revenues allowed for National Ports Authority (“NPA”) and resultant port tariffs. This is the fourth (4) review of the Methodology and the focus will be on operational and capital efficiency. 

Copies of the proposed Methodology may be obtained from the Regulator’s website: 

Port users, stakeholders, and interested parties are requested to comment and submit written comments on the proposed Tariff Methodology no later than by Friday, 03 February 2023. 

Written submissions should be sent to: 

The Chairman, Ports Regulator, Private Bag X54322, Durban 4000, 

OR Suite 1101, The Marine Building, 22 Dorothy Nyembe Street, Durban, 4001. 

Comments may be e-mailed to: co******@po************.org  

Contact person: Ms. Nonhlanhla Khumalo, Tel. (031) 365-7800.

The Ports Regulator will take into consideration all comments and submission received, all engagements held, and all other considerations and publish final reports by 31 March 2023.


Public Consultations

An invitation is hereby extended to stakeholders and interested parties to attend public engagements on the revisions to the Tariff Methodology and Marine Strategy. The engagements are scheduled as follows:

Region Date Time
Cape Town: Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Cape Town, Conference Room: Launch Pad, New Church Street, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, 8018 22 February 2023 09h00 – 13h00
Durban: Hilton Hotel Umhlanga, Conference Room: Umhlanga Maine Room 1, 1 Ncondo Pl, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga, 4320 23 February 2023  09h00 – 13h00
Port Elizabeth: Nelson Mandela University Business School, Conference room: Auditorium, Port Elizabeth – 2nd Avenue, Summerstrand, Gqeberha, 6001 24 February 2023  09h00 – 13h00
Gauteng: 27 February 2023 09h00 – 13h00


Comments Received

NPCC Comment    [938 KB]

SAASOA Comment    [320 KB]

NAAMSA Comment    [823 KB]

National Ports Authority Comment    [811 KB]

Maritime Business Chamber Comments     [178 KB]

Roadshow Presentations

NPCC Presentation    [455 KB]

PRSA Presentation   [1.84 MB]

SAIMI Presentation [5.83 mb]

Dr. Chasomeris Presentation   [600 KB]

National Ports Authority [1.81 MB]


The roadshows will provide an opportunity for interested parties and the NPA to make oral representations in the engagement sessions.  

Interested parties who wish to attend can register at PRSA Roadshow Registration

Interested parties who wish to make oral representations must submit their requests to co******@po************.org no later than 14 February 2023. All registered presenters will be provided with a 15-minute slot.