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Port of Ngqura welcomes regular visitor

Jun 12, 2018
Port of Ngqura welcomes regular visitor

The Port of Ngqura outside Port Elizabeth welcomed the container vessel, MV Seaspan Felixstowe, on her first call to the port on Saturday evening.

Bringing new business to the Eastern Cape, she is scheduled to visit the port on a weekly basis – entering the port every Saturday and leaving it again every Sunday.

With her country of registry being Hong Kong, the vessel will be sailing from the Port of Durban to the Port of Ngqura on her way to Tianjin in China.

At this stage she will be importing 300 containers and exporting 600 containers per visit. She is 260 m long, has a weight of 39 941 gross tonnage and has a capacity of 4 250 TEUs (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units).

“The Port of Ngqura, which has a 1,5 million TEU capacity, is a growing port. During the 2017/18 financial year 57% of the port’s operational capacity was utilised.

"We welcome the new regular visitor to the port as it is good business and growth for the Eastern Cape and South African economy,” said Tandi Lebakeng, Ngqura Port Manager.

Image: The Master of the MV Seaspan Felixstowe, Nalyvanyy Vyacheslay (left), receives a welcoming plaque from the Port of Ngqura’s Captain Thulani Dubeko.