Freeport Saldanha, formerly Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ), is located within the port of Saldanha Bay, the deepest natural port in the Southern Hemisphere. It is South Africa’s first freeport, a special economic zone (SEZ) and customs-controlled area (CCA) dedicated to the maritime, energy, logistics and engineering industries.
Freeport Saldanha is shaping a vibrant marketplace where investors, local businesses and communities can unlock economic growth. Eligible firms will benefit from the globally competitive customs and value-added tax (VAT) regime across 70% of the zone’s land. It is a universal benchmark for ports and special economic zones. It offers a streamlined, fast, secure, cost-effective customs and logistics system, saving industry target audiences time and money.
We aim to be Africa’s premier maritime, energy, logistics and engineering freeport, offering a world-class integrated shipyard, engineering, fabrication, logistics, and related services within an SEZ to zone users and tenants. As such, our mission is to foster responsible investment that creates shared prosperity for Saldanha Bay as a sustainable pioneer in South Africa.