Cape Town to Host African Ports Evolution 2012 Forum

Cape Town to Host African Ports Evolution 2012 Forum

Cape Town boasts the second deepest container port in Africa and expects to see its container capacity expand to one million TEU’s per annum by 2013.

The Port is ideally suited to serve as a hub for cargoes between Europe, the Americas and Africa, Asia and Oceania, and this year sets the stage for African maritime strategy building between ports authorities, terminal operators, and importers and exporters who are meeting in Cape Town 20 – 22 November 2012 at the African Ports Evolution 2012 Forum. Delegates of the forum will get to visit this renowned port in a unique post-forum tour hosted by Transnet.

This is the only Pan-African forum providing coastal and hinterland stakeholders proven, future-proofed solutions for expansion and alternatives for demand driven port planning to optimise transport infrastructure development. South Africa’s recent entry into the BRICS agreement coupled with Transnet’s Market Demand Strategy initiative are two of the factors propelling the nation’s coastal development.

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Press Release, September 12, 2012