Economic Sector Support: Sector research and events: Port of Cape Town Research
PORT OF CAPE TOWN CONTAINER TERMINALS AND LOGISTICS CHAIN
Stakeholders have been raising concerns about congestion in the port logistics chain for several years. WCG shares these concerns, because the logistic costs associated with delays in cargo movement could be a binding constraint on economic growth and job creation. The preferred outcome is that fluid and efficient logistics chains will contribute to economic growth and job creation.
Stakeholder workshops were convened by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism. These stakeholders included all major agencies in the port logistics chain and Transnet as a primary partner. Priorities for intervention were agreed upon. These priorities include data integration and improved efficiency in the transport section of the logistics chain. All the interventions are aimed at better alignment between capacity in the logistics chain, especially the container terminals, and the volumes of cargo that need to move.
Some of the interventions required action research and root cause analyses, which was started in 2021. Useful results that are now available include:
1. The root causes of transporter congestion
2. Freight Demand Model Enhancement of Port of Cape Town
3. Projection of Wine Exports via Port of Cape Town, and
4. The economic Impact of Cape Town container terminals
These reports are made available to stakeholders in the expectation that further momentum will be gained with collobarative engagements to reach the high growth scenario in the port logistics chain, which can create an estimated 20,000 jobs by 2026 with an associated R2.1 billion in labour remuneration.
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