The South African ports are operated by Transnet National Ports Authority [TNPA] which is an operating division of Transnet SOC Ltd., a State Owned Company [SOC].
TNPA is a port authority that manages eight ports in South Africa. It has several business units providing various services to a diverse spectrum of port users. These include Marine Operations, Vessel Traffic Services (VTS), Infrastructure and licensing of port services which is provided in a safe and secure environment.
Marine Operations, Vessel Traffic Services and monitoring of terminal performance together with oversight functions form the core of TNPA’s service offering
Integrated Port Management System (IPMS)
Integrated Port Management System (IPMS) will provide real-time access to the full range of operational information in order to deliver effective and efficient services to our customers and improve port performance.
IPMS solution provides an integrated system with a structured framework and workflow to capture, process, notify and share information amongst all users at the appropriate level in order to manage business processes in an efficient and timely manner.
Through this solution TNPA is deriving better value by:
Effectively enhancing the distribution of information across the ports & port users
Improved and efficient service delivery to Customers;
Enhanced benefits to all Stakeholders;
Standardized marine services processes across multiple Ports;
Optimizing resources and improving efficiency; and
Centralized, accurate, credible and transparent information readily available to management and Port users.
Improved oversight function of terminal activities
Improved management of dangerous goods
Serve as information for TNPA of all departments in all ports
Effective monitoring of all port services
Improved information flow between all port users
Improved coordination between TNPA, Terminals & transporters & customers