State-owned Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) says the Cape Town Container Terminal has been exceeding weekly volumes by 32% for two consecutive weeks as South Africa’s deciduous fruit season kicks off. The first few vessels have been carrying exports destined for Europe and the UK. The season’s fruit include table grapes, pomegranates, stone fruits and berries, besides others.
Further, in cases of deviations or when the terminal anticipates increased volumes, there are additional operational resources during the night shift for recovery.
A total of 200 reefer plug points have also been added this season bringing the total plug points to 3 200. The inclusion of another ship-to-shore crane has also formed part of season readiness following its commissioning and handover to operations in October, TPT noted.