It has taken years of intense lobbying, but now plans are under way for Cape Town to get a cruise liner terminal at Table Bay Harbour.
And the move will no doubt boost the city’s tourism income substantially.
Last week Transnet issued a call for submissions of interest in the funding, construction and operation of a terminal.
In January Home Affairs banned cruise liners from docking at the V&A Waterfront’s Jetty Two, citing security concerns which left passengers of the Queen Mary 2, on a visit to the city, to disembark from the Eastern Mole and having to negotiate railway lines, manholes and bollards.
The tender notice published last week called on interested parties to attend a briefing on June 6 ahead of submissions closing on June 29.
Transnet property manager Johan Claasen said after June 29 it would be decided whether to take it on to the next stage.
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