Good morning Colleagues….
Yes, we’re back from subtropical Durban and the Transport Evolution which was a great opportunity to interact with industry and realise that we’re in this together.
The challenges we face are universal and the sooner we appreciate this by mutual co-operation and collaboration the better for all.
The good news is that the storms that beset the city and environs over the past weekend was more damaging to infrastructure and not severe flooding affecting the crops that are so vital to the Western Cape economy.
We extend our sympathy to those who suffered damage and loss of life.
AGOA summit is now set for 02 – 04 November in Johannesburg and we are hoping that EWC will have the opportunity to put our case forward obo private enterprise – so watch this space!
The terminals were affected by the bad weather as reflected in their stats, as shared below for week 18 – 24/09.
CTCT: 9734 TEU handled, 13 GCH, 31 SWH, wind and high swells had major impact, and with only 1 hydraulic unit operational*, vessel’s ranging, plus Gantry LC4 and LC8 were also not operating,
CTMPT : 1043 TEU handled out of target 2014; 16GCH, 18 SWH, 25% stack occupancy, 1 crane had water damage resulting in only 2 operational units.
FPT: Berth Occupancy 67%, 8 vessels handled : 2 container, 3 Multi cargo, 1 Breakbulk, 1 fruit & 1 dry bulk; 734 TEUs, 7998.5 dry bulk, 383.15 General cargo Break bulk & 3533 pallets fruit.
- Hydraulic Tension Units Update : 4 units should be leaving Rotterdam shortly for ETA 20/10, 2 for Cape Town & 2 for Ngqura, however 16 units planned for PoCT, which we are pushing to come in ASAP!
On a housekeeping note, your new Committee met last night for the 1st time and judging from the energy in the room, this is going to be an exciting year with EWC play an even bigger role in ensuring the Western Cape’s place on the Global stage.
Lots happening! Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!