Dube TradeZone is a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) specialising in airfreight-orientated light manufacturing, assembly and warehousing. It is geared towards attracting manufacturing and service-based enterprises that would benefit from rapid and efficient access to air cargo.
Dube TradeZone offers premium, fully-serviced industrial real estate in close proximity to Dube Cargo Terminal and King Shaka International Airport, providing a fully integrated supply chain. Dube TradeZone offers an advanced export environment, with real-estate ideal for new-generation warehousing, manufacturing, assembling, electronics manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, air-related cargo distribution, high-tech aerospace services, automotive industries, clothing, textiles, and cold storage activities. The zone’s prime aviation positioning, adjacent to Dube Cargo Terminal, makes it a catalyst for economic development and foreign investment in KwaZulu-Natal, while the accelerated supply chain efficiencies afford tenants a competitive advantage by reducing transit times and costs, allowing local businesses to compete internationally.
Dube TradeZone is the first airport-related trade zone in the world where freight forwarders and shippers are located within a single facility – Dube TradeHouse – offering integrated warehousing and office space with airside access, via an overhead conveyor bridge, to Dube Cargo Terminal. This allows for seamless cargo flow, increasing speed and efficiency.
The newly completed Mini Factory development located within Dube TradeZone 1 offers integrated warehousing and office space in a prime location for light industrial manufacturing. At present, Dube TradeZone comprises two zones – Dube TradeZone 1 and Dube TradeZone 2 – which together cover 70 hectares. Further high-end TradeZone developments are planned.