Johannesburg To Durban
Johannesburg which is located in the Gauteng province is the biggest city in South Africa. Johannesburg is also the business hub of Africa. It is here that most of the South African business originates for Aerospeed couriers. Durban, which is just less than 600 kilometres from Johannesburg, is one of the biggest cities on the Indian Ocean. Durban and its surrounding metropolitan area is the second most important economic hub in South Africa. It also has a regional development corridor which includes Richards Bay and Maputo. Durban is also linked by road and rail to Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg and also by air to Johannesburg. The air link from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport is to Shaka International Airport is used heavily by both passengers and freight and boasts numerous flights per day running at approximately 1 hour intervals. There are also plans to make King Shaka airport a true international airport by linking it with various international destinations outside Africa such as London, Singapore and Australia. One of the most important reasons for this busy link from Johannesburg to Durban is the major harbour and port at Durban. The port in Durban is the biggest and busiest in South Africa. Durban Port as it is now known is very modern and arose directly because of Johannesburg’s development as the leading gold mining city in the world. As a result any goods produced in Johannesburg depended heavily on the port. Most of the business of the Durban port is freight and container-related. The Johannesburg to Durban transport link is of major importance to the business life in South Africa. Thus almost all the major courier companies have heavy volumes moving from Johannesburg to Durban and back. Many of the courier companies in South Africa use road and air to connect Johannesburg to Durban. Rail transport is also used from Johannesburg to Durban and back for heavy industrial components. Road transport from Johannesburg to Durban also carries heavy components by heavy duty trucks. Maputo port is in fierce competition with Durban.