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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY – 18 Aug 2023

Monday was the quarterly meeting of the LTAB – Land Transport Advisory Board, held ...

Dear Colleagues

This has been a very engaging week for EWC on an extremely positive note.

Monday was the quarterly meeting of the LTAB – Land Transport Advisory Board, held under the auspices of the CoCT Department of Mobility wherein the city engages with all relevant stakeholders, inter alia TNPA, ACSA, GABS, MyCiti , PRASA & SANRAL

Very informative to appreciate the complexities of the transport system and the importance of collaboration to ensure successful implementation.
Tuesday EWC addressed the BRICS Business Council Conference and also on the discussion panel – yes, Cape Town hosted its own BRICS event as a forerunner to the main event in Sandton next week and set the tone .

Deputy Minister of the DTIC, Mrs Nomalungelo Gina, (pictured) gave the keynote address at this auspicious event and by all accounts the Investment Conference was extremely well received, if the enquiries are anything to go by!

Wednesday was the CCID AGM with Tim Harris, Interim SA Tourism Board Chairperson giving the keynote address and providing a positive spin on our incredible country.
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Thursday met with SAA/WESGRO on the introduction of a direct CPT – Sao Paolo flight on 31st October, operating a twice weekly on days 2 and 6 and return same day – great to see SAA take to the skies again!

The port stats for week   07 – 123 August follow:

  • CTCT : 10471 TEU Handled, 11 GCH (target 19) and 20 SWH (target 40) slow productivity that needs to be addressed, as absenteeism due to taxi strike, night runs increased to 16% with 230 rail moves,
  • CTMPT 2752 TEU handled (target 2215) GCH 15 (target 16) SWH 13 (target 19) – a good week;
  • FPT : 73% berth occupancy 8 vessels handled : 1 fruit, 1 container, 2 multi cargo, 2 Dry bulk,2 layby;  813 TEU handled, 89.26 General Cargo B/B, Dry Bulk 14607.62
  • MT, Dry Bulk Direct ops: 10313.02 and 4920 pallets fruit,
  • This week’s star performer : FPT! Well done team FPT!

It is now less than a week to our next function, in view if the volatility of our currency and the vital role this plays in our business,  it is important to hear what one of South Africa’s most respected and globally recognised economists, Dawie Roodt, has to say on this and lots more.

Until next week…..!