Nope – I did not forget! It is Good News Friday (GNF) this week.
The 24- hour delay is all about the good news that we need to share, spread the word that the Western Cape is open for business and raring to go!
With Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis being recognised as one of the 100 leading mayors globally (one of only 2 from Africa!), our city continues to deliver,
Yesterday brought home the pivotal role Exporters Western Cape plays in our local economy being the only active independent export-centric organisation with the capacity to achieve this!
How did this revelation come about? Thanks to you our valued members have we been able to deliver, consistently for over 45 years, no mean feat in today’s difficult and ever-changing business environment.
Let’s rewind 24 hours – what made 27th July stand out? Engaging with 3 very diversified companies that are either determined to grow their export markets, or well-established local businesses that are now export ready.
The energy is palpable, now we must capitalise on it!
The port stats for week 17 – 23 July:
- CTCT : 15819 TEU handled, 12 GCH target 19, SWH 25 target 400 p/hour; 11.3 hours system failure, 38% stack utilisation, 12% night runs,382 rail moves.
- CTMPT: 813 TEU handled target 1428, 13 GCH target16, 15 SWH target 15 p/hour, rain & fog hampered operations – improvement for the coming weeks as line-up looking good.
- FPT: Berth occupancy 32%; 5 vessels handled : 2 container, 3 multi cargo, 1771 containers @ 8.39 moves p/hour; 1806 pallets @ 32.68 p/hour.
Next Function: Diarise Thursday 24th August when Dawie Roodt will be addressing EWC on the grey listing of SA & its implications on our economy.
Yours in exporting!