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PUBLISHER: Freight News (

Practical action by the private sector in Cape Town to establish reasons for the inefficiencies at the Port of Cape Town has made significant headway, with a report set to be addressed at a special ad hoc meeting of the Port Consultative Committee (PCC) on December 14.

The PCC reports directly to government.

With vessels constantly bypassing Cape Town – and some major lines indicating that they could omit Cape Town altogether – the Exporters’ Club Western Cape (ECWC) spearheaded a campaign to gather information from all stakeholders about the challenges faced at the port.

ECWC, headed up by Terry Gale, with the support of Western Cape Government and the Transnet National Ports Authority, has been in discussions with major carriers since April this year to establish why carriers have been bypassing the port.

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