• All Share : 47718.39
    DOWN -1.01%
    Top 40 : 3813.64
    DOWN -1.80%
    Financial 15 : 14080.03
    DOWN -0.17%
    Industrial 25 : 57336.93
    DOWN -1.03%

  • ZAR/USD : 10.9531
    DOWN -0.40%
    ZAR/GBP : 17.5392
    DOWN -0.61%
    ZAR/EUR : 13.8630
    DOWN -0.32%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1018
    DOWN -0.77%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.6201
    DOWN -0.18%

  • Gold : 1239.8500
    DOWN -0.15%
    Platinum : 1259.5000
    DOWN -0.20%
    Silver : 17.1400
    DOWN -0.29%
    Palladium : 765.2500
    DOWN -0.23%
    Brent Crude Oil : 84.640
    DOWN -0.08%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by I-Net Bridge
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Thu Oct 23 11:28:34 SAST 2014

Transnet approves Cape Town cruise terminal

Sapa | 11 December, 2012 08:19
Boats in Table Bay. File picture.
Image by: Marianne Schwankhart

Transnet has given the go-ahead for a dedicated berthing terminal for cruise liners in Table Bay Harbour, in Cape Town.

Ports authority spokesman Coen Birkenstock told the Cape Times the new terminal would be completed within the next two years and would feature an arrivals and departures facility, and restrooms.

From next month, the authority would finalise the process of identifying suitable investors and operators.

He said it would possibly encourage more international cruise liner operators to include Cape Town on their itineraries.

Since January, liners had been required to berth in the Duncan Dock because the home affairs department banned liners exceeding 200 metres in length from berthing at the V&A Waterfront, citing safety concerns.

Shipping agents and tourism officials reportedly felt Duncan Dock put Cape Town in a bad light, because it was an inconvenience and unfriendly to well-heeled travellers.

According to Economic Development MEC Alan Winde, 19 visiting cruise liners brought about 11,444 passengers to the province last year.

He welcomed the authority's decision, which he said would potentially attract more visitors.

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.