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July 17, 2024

The Port of Cape Town endured significant disruptions last week, losing over 70 hours of operational work due to gale force winds and heavy rainfall, according to the latest Cargo Movement Update (CMU) released on July 16. The disruptions come at a critical time, as emphasized by President Cyril Ramaphosa during a Climate Resilience Symposium […]

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June 12, 2024

Cape Town – The latest World Bank Container Port Performance Index has marked the Port of Cape Town as the lowest performer worldwide, a concerning indicator for South Africa’s logistics sector. Alongside Cape Town, the ports of Durban, Ngqura, and Port Elizabeth also languish in the bottom segment of the list, which comprises 405 global […]

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April 26, 2024

The announcement by Transnet that it is finally seeking a private partner for development at the Port of Cape Town is long overdue. Earlier this week, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) issued a call for interested parties to submit bids to acquire, operate, maintain, refurbish, or construct and transfer a liquid bulk terminal at the […]

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April 9, 2024

In the orchards of Ceres and the EGVV area, situated within the heart of South Africa’s fruit belt, Tru-Cape’s pome (apple and pear) producers are grappling with the aftermath of a fierce weekend storm. Gale-force winds and persistent rains have prompted an urgent assessment of damages, though initial reports suggest that these areas may have […]

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March 6, 2024

Despite challenges at the ports and in various export markets, the SA agricultural sector has continued to realise excellent export activity. Total agricultural exports reached a new record of .2bn in 2023, up 3% from the previous year, according to data from Trade Map. The products that dominated the export list were citrus, maize, apples, […]

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February 15, 2024

This week, Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, together with officials from the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, hosted the Western Cape Government’s fifth annual Port Stakeholder Engagement. This year’s  engagement was clear on the need for the urgent action needed to turn performance around at the Container Terminal in the Port […]

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February 13, 2024

The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) announces the successful delivery and operationalization of the first batch of four hydraulic tension mooring units at the ports of Cape Town and Ngqura. These units are part of a larger procurement initiative by TNPA, totaling 52 units, aimed at bolstering port operations across South Africa. The introduction of […]

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January 10, 2024

The City of Cape Town is calling for a clear deadline for private sector involvement in the Port of Cape Town. With a private sector partner due to commence operations at the Port of Durban in April, there is continued silence from national government on a timeline for a sorely-needed private sector partner boost for […]

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December 11, 2023

On 6 December 2023, Western Cape Agricultural Minister, Ivan Meyer, met with key stakeholders within the agricultural sector regarding the grave and deeply concerning situation at the Port of Cape Town (PoCT). The purpose of the meeting was to hear directly from the industry and to better understand the impact the inefficiencies and failures at […]

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November 8, 2023

Premier Winde recently met with stakeholders from the citrus fruit industry in Ceres, alongside provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger. Their discussions brought to light significant concerns regarding ongoing inefficiencies at the Port of Cape Town (PoCT), a critical gateway for exporting 42% of the region’s produce, valued at over R17 billion. […]