Economic Areas Category: PORT
Making its debut as one of the World’s Top Container Ports 2013, the Cape Town Terminal plays a pivotal role in the regional economy enjoying intermodal transport networks and situated about 20 km from the Cape Town International Airport.
Billions have been invested in a multi-phased Terminal upgrade plan of which Phase 1 has already been completed. This includes the extending of the quay wall by 10m over the entire 1137m length of the quay, at a depth of 15.5m. Phase 2 will increase capacity from 1 million TEU to 1.4 million TEU. The upgrade includes the construction of 2700 reefer plug points totaling 3 752 points. The first upgrade has allowed the terminal to receive and service 8000 TEU vessels 19 containers stacked across 8 high on deck with ease. The six new super post panamax ship-to-shore gantry craneshave improved service levels to customer vessels considerably by maintaining a world-class standard of 32 gross crane moves per hour (GCH) since the beginning of the current calendar year.