A special facility for supersized cargo is to be established on the boundary between the Port of Ngqura and the Coega industrial development zone (IDZ).
Known as a laydown area, R9-million is being spent to create the 12ha facility for the temporary storage of equipment and supplies and as a temporary storage site for abnormal cargo.
So far, the port’s major abnormal-sized loads have included wind-turbine components and cold box units for the Afrox and Air Products air separation units.
CDC trade solutions project manager Linda Sityoshwana said the development would comprise two phases over the next year, with ambitious plans to develop the area into a hub of economic activity.
“In phase one, the CDC will establish a multi-user facility for abnormal and out-of-gauge cargo storage, such as for components for renewable energy manufacturing enterprises in the IDZ.
“It is further possible that maintenance work for marine drilling or production rigs can also take place in this designated area close to the port.
-The Herald Reporter
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