South Africa – eThekwini Maritime Cluster

AFRICA eThekwini Maritime Cluster

Board Of Directors

Wandile Mzamo – Chair

Zeph Ndlovu – Deputy Chair

Eugene Jackson, R Deane, Thami Ntshingila,

Bongiwe Ntuli, Prof A.C. Bawa, David Watts


Company profile

The eThekwini Maritime Cluster (EMC) is a section 21 company that was launched in 2009. The EMC provides a platform for collaborative engagement between different levels of government, state owned enterprises and the maritime community to implement programs of common interest that support the growth and improve performance and competiveness of the maritime industry.



Vision The vision of the eThekwini Maritime Cluster is to create a platform on which stakeholders and role players can work towards the common goal of improving the competitiveness of the maritime industry thereby contributing to economic growth of the city, the province and the country.


Mission Statement

Our mission at the eThekwini Maritime Cluster is improving industry growth and ensuring global competitiveness by providing platforms for collective working of government, private companies, maritime industry associations and state-owned enterprises.


EMC  objectives

In support of this vision the EMC has identified the following specific objectives: To provide a platform for role players to network with each other and to engage with government and Transnet to overcome infrastructural and institutional constraints

To benchmark the value chains of cargoes moving through the ports so as to improve efficiencies and competitiveness

To improve education and training for the maritime industry and to enable talented people to enter the industry

To foster the growth of small and medium sized businesses in the industry as well as the transformation of the industry generally

To improve maritime safety, health and environmental management

To foster the development of the ship repair and boat and ship building sectors which offer good opportunities for employment creation

To promote the eThekwini maritime industry locally, nationally and globally



eThekwini Maritime Cluster169 Maydon Wharf, 4057, Durban, South Africa ?P O Box 29092Tel: +27(0) 312740360Fax: +27(0) 312059208