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					                              Cape Town, South Africa
Generated from Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ports and Terminals Guide on 06 Apr 2009


  Status                   Port Open                         UN Locode                ZACPT

  Latitude                 33º 56.0' S                       Longitude                018º 26.0' E

  Max Draft                13.7                              Time Zone                GMT +2

  Worldscale               No



PORT DESCRIPTION

Location: Cape Town is situated in Table Bay on the SW coast of South Africa.
General overview: The port consists of four main basins; the Victoria
Basin, the Alfred Basin, Duncan Dock and Ben Schoeman Dock, all protected by breakwaters. Good anchorage is found in the bay.
Ben Schoeman Dock, 1,800m x 500m, is the newest extension. The major part of the basin is dredged to 14m CD (harbour). Max
draught 12.8m.
Duncan Dock, 1,800m x 600m, provides over 4,000m berthing face. The entrance is 180m wide and the main part of the basin is
dredged to 12.9m tidal. Max draught 12.0m.
Victoria Basin, approx 500m x 500m with three jetties, provides 2,200m quayage with depths between 9.9m and 5.2m. It is used mainly
for trawler traffic.
Alfred Basin, 300m x 100m, SW of Victoria Basin, is dredged to an average depth of 4.0m. It provides 740m of quayage and access to
Robinson graving dock and synchrolift.
The Western Cape is mainly an agricultural area and the main types of cargo exported are: Deciduous and citrus fruit, wine, spirits and
juice concentrates, fish (frozen, salted and dried), dried flowers, fresh produce (potatoes, onions), bulk polymer (yarn), canned
foodstuffs, scrap metal, granite blocks, copper ingots, meat (chilled and frozen), clinker cement and corrugated cardboard cartons.
Imported cargoes are: Steel goods, machinery, paper, sawn timber, logs, floor and wall tiles, chemicals, clothing and shoes, sports
goods, meat (chilled and frozen) and bulk maize.
Traffic figures: Approx 4,000 vessels; 131,000,000gt, 316,000TEU and approx 8,000,000t of cargo handled annually.
Load Line zone: Summer.
Max size: Permissible vessel dimensions:
Depth at entrance channel 15.9m
Entrance depth at CD:
Victoria Basin                11.6m
Duncan Dock                   13.4m
 Ben Schoeman Dock         14.0m
Permissible vessel dimensions:
Max length     350.0m
Max beam       87.0m
Max draught 13.7m
The above dimensions are applicable provided the level of the tide is at least 0.9m above CD.
Large vessels up to 350,000DWT in light condition displacing not more than 150,000t with a draught of max 10.7m may under normal
conditions be berthed for bunkering or repairs.


PRE ARRIVAL INFORMATION

ETA's: Port authorities require ETA advice as soon as possible. For cargo working vessels, 10 days notice of arrival is required. For
vessels calling for bunkers, a min of 3 working days notice of arrival is required. All ETA advices to be sent to agent who will notify all
parties concerned.
Documentation required: For Imports Harbour Revenue require a single unfreighted container and breakbulk manifest three days prior
to vessel's arrival. A container list with status, weights, cell position, size and discharge details, ie transhipment, rail or local details is
required by Portnet, 72 hours prior to arrival. Stowage details and the cargo plan is required by Portnet Planning office 10 days prior to
vessel's arrival. In addition the following documents are required:
Customs:
1. Form DA1 - Report inwards/outwards for ships
2. Form DA3 - Certificate of clearance for ships
3. Form DA4 - Transire, for destination in RSA
4. Form DA5 - List of sealable goods onboard ship
5. Crew List (6 copies)
Post Office: Require a Certificate of Departure; Post Office Clearance Certificate.
Port Heath:
1. Maritime Declaration of Health
2. Crew List (with last vaccination dates)
3. Derat Certificate
Port Authority:
 1. Departure Notification
2.   Ship's Manifest
3.   Ship Master's Report
4.   Declaration of Health
5.   Set Vaccination List
6.   Derat Certificate
7.   In transit Passenger List (2 copies)
8.   Crew List (2 copies)
9.   Crew Sealable Goods
10. Landing Passenger List (4 copies)
11. Crew Declarations
12. Inventory of Slop Chest
13. Arrival/Departure Record
14. Livestock Form
15. Ship's Main Declaration
16. Report of Arrival (to pilot)
17. Leaving Certificate
18. Clearance Certificate
19. Certificate of Medical Officer
20. Light Dues Certicifate
Cargo documentation: All documentation handled by agents.
Communications: Cape Town Radio to be used for passing ETA's. This station operates throughout 24 hours.
Port Elizabeth and Durban Radio have been centralised to Cape Town Radio. No matter what station is called, an operator at Cape
Town Radio will answer. One person answering all commercial traffic and one person each looking after SOLAS events for Cape Town,
Port Elizabeth and Durban Radio.
Navigation Warnings Cape Town Radio/ZSC
A centralised single voice weather and navigational warning broadcast, combining maritime safety information for the whole coast and
adjacent areas. The announcement is made on VHF Ch 16 and on MF 2,182kHz. Presentation takes place from Cape Town Radio at
1015 and 1815 hours daily. Also a centralised coastal weather report is effected from 1333 hours daily and transmission is effected on
HF 4435, 8800 and 13146kHz and on the following VHF channels.
Station           VHF (Ch) Station            VHF (Ch)
Alexander Bay          04    Pearly Beach       85
Port Nolloth           01    Struisbaai         84
Hondeklipbaai          25    Albertinia         86
Doringbaai             03    Knysna             23
Elandsbaai             23    Kareedouw          24
Saldanha Bay           27    Botha's Hill       25
Milnerton              25    Botha's Hill       27
Constantiaberg         26    Governorskop       83
Hermanus               04    East London        26
Mazeppa Bay            28    Bluff (Durban)     26
Port St Johns          24    Richards Bay       28
Port Edward            27    Cape St Lucia      25
Port Shepstone       26      Sodwana             03
Kosi Bay             01
Channels available but excluded from the broadcast: Ch 16 at all sites; Milnerton Ch 01; Constantiaberg Ch 24; Albertinia Ch 03; Bluff
Ch 01; Richards Bay Ch 24.
Health regulations: If Inmarsat available vessel can send a telex requesting pratique to agent who will submit to Port Health and
confirm with the Master when pratique is granted. Alternatively vessel can cable Porthealth Cape Town via Cape Town Radio and
request pratique directly. Although not compulsory Cholera and Yellow Fever vaccinations are recommended.
Customs and immigration: Customs require, two unfreighted container and breakbulk manifests three days prior to vessels arrival. On
completion of vessel, Customs again require a copy of unfreighted manifests plus clients bills of entry for acquitting purposes. Export
Customs require an unfreighted manifest and a "Certified True Copy" of all Bills of Lading for acquittal purposes. Custom Officials will
board vessel on docking and supply the necessary forms to be completed by Master.
Crew are allowed 200 cigarettes and/or 115gm tobacco, no alcohol allowed for crew. Officers are allowed 200 cigarettes and/or 230gm
tobacco plus 1 litre spirits, 3 litres wine and 3 litres (9 cans) beer. After 4 day s in port Customs will issue again. Excesses found will be
confiscated and a penalty charged depending on quantities.
Immigration Authorities will board vessel on docking and supply the necessary forms for Master to complete. Crew/Passengers are not
allowed to leave the magisterial district of Cape Town without prior permission from Immigration.
Standard messages: All communications to be directed via agent. Agents will liaise with Authorities regarding berth or working of
vessel and keep Master, owners or operators informed. Master to contact Port Control 2 hours before arrival on VHF Ch 16 for berthing
and pilot instructions.
Flags: As per international regulations.
Notices of readiness: NOR to be tendered on arrival. A vessel is deemed to have arrived on crossing the Imaginary straight line drawn
between Green Point and Robben Island Lighthouses.
General notices & regulations: The regulations for the harbours of the Republic of South Africa are in force within the port limits of
Table Bay.



NAVIGATION

Port limits: Position of seaward boundaries:
Westwards by a straight line between Green Point and Robben Island Lighthouses, and northwards by a straight line from Robben
Island Lighthouse E (T) to the eastern shore of Table Bay, then southwards along high water mark, so as to include the foreshore to the
Castle, then back to Green Point Lighthouse.
Sea buoys, fairways and channels:The Racon Buoy position: Breakwater bearing 170° (T ) x 1.9nm Racon NW.
The SE corner of the dredged channel is marked by a lightbuoy.
A pair of lightbuoys, No 1 and 2, mark the outer end of the channel.
A 1nm long entrance channel from buoys, dredged to 16m over a width of 450m, leads from the roads to the SSE to the harbour
entrance.
Avoid Whale Rock, with buoy in position 33°  50.4'S 018°    23.2'E (Fl 6+ 1 10s).
Pilot: Pilotage is compulsory and available throughout 24 hours. , Radio callsign 'port operations', Ch 14. ETA messages should be
sent as soon as possible and should be updated 72 hours before arrival. One hour's notice to be given to Port Control on Ch 14. Pilots
board vessel 33°  52.4'S 018° 24.0'E (1.5nm SW of Fai rway Lightbuoy). Pilot ladders must comply with SOLAS regulations and the 9.0m
max climb is strictly adhered to. Man ropes must be supplied and pilot hoists are not acceptable, except by prior arrangement and
subject to prevailing weather conditions.
Description of pilot cutter: White and black with 'pilots' on the side of the vessel.
The language predominantly used is English.
Number of pilots available/required: One pilot per vessel.
Min drafts, trim required: By arrangement dependant on weather conditions.
Pilot boarding operation by helicopter is being considered.
Anchorages: Anchorages are charted. Vessels may enter anywhere within the port limits, except for prohibited areas. Anchorage is
prohibited in the dredged channel and approaches up to 2nm NNW of the breakwater light. Its SE corner is marked by a lightbuoy. The
holding ground is not good in strong winds.
In winter months there is no safe anchorage during W gales. Vessels should have main engines available and be prepared to get
underway and steam seaward when these conditions prevail.
Tidal range and flow: Range max 1.8m springs; max 1.2m neaps. There is no significant tidal current, but heavy range action is
sometimes experienced at berths, particularly during the winter months as a result of W gales.
Dock density: 1025.
Weather: During summer months from Oct to Feb it is dry with little rain and the prevailing wind is SE, at times rising to gale force. NW
gales backing to SW are common in winter, particularly during Jun, Jul and Aug.
During winter gales moderate scend can be experienced in the docks. Fog occurs during winter and at the change of seasons.
Principal navigation aids: There are 3 lighthouses, Mouille Point, Robben Island and Milnerton, 3 channel buoys and 1 shallow water
buoy. There are no leading lights in the anchorage.
Charts: BA 636, 1846, 1920, 2082. Admiralty Pilot NP2. NP286(3).
Traffic schemes: VTS system in operation and mandatory for the following:
1. Vessels of 15m LOA and over
2. Towing vessels, where tow is 15m or more in length, or LOA of tow is of 30m or more
3. Any passenger vessel
 4. All vessels carrying dangerous or polluting cargoes
Vessels navigating within Table Bay VTS Area should call Cape Town Port Control on VHF Ch 14 when passing any of the following
reporting points:
Vessels Inbound:
a. Vessels Approaching from S
    Reporting Position Position
    1B                   00.8'S 018°
                       34°         15.1'E
    2B                   53.9'S 018°
                       33°         19.8'E
    3                    52.5'S 018°
                       33°         24.0'E
b. Vessels Approaching from the N
    Reporting Position Position
    1A                   41.4'S 018°
                       33°         07.8'E
    2A                   50.7'S 018°
                       33°         17.1'E
    3                    52.5'S 018°
                       33°         24.0'E
Vessels Outbound:
a. Vessels departing to the S
    Reporting Point    Position
    4                    53.9'S 018°
                       33°         26.3'E
    3                    51.3'S 018°
                       33°         24.0'E
    2B                   52.9'S 018°
                       33°         17.7'E
    1B                   59.4'S 018°
                       33°         13.2'E
b. Vessels departing to the N
    Reporting Point    Position
    4                    53.9'S 018°
                       33°         26.3'E
    3                    51.3'S 018°
                       33°         24.0'E
    2A                   49.4'S 018°
                       33°         19.0'E
    1A                   40.1'S 018°
                       33°         09.6'E
Inshore Routes: Vessels inbound or outbound
    Reporting Point    Position                In/outbound
    1D                   01.9'S 018°
                       34°         17.3'E         In/Out
    1C                   36.8'S 018°
                       33°         14.4'E        In/Out
    2C                   48.9'S 018°
                       33°         24.3'E         In/Out
    4                    53.9'S 018°
                       33°         26.3'E          Out
Restrictions: Vessels carrying hazardous cargo or explosives are sometimes prohibited from berthing at night. Hazardous tankers are
berthed during daylight only.
Tugs: Four Voith Schneider type diesel tugs of 3,900hp each, with a bollard pull of 43t are available. In addition, one 10t bollard tug and
three modern diesel launches of 10kn speeds with 3.5t bollard pull are available. Ordering is at the pilot's discretion. Harbour launches
and smaller tugs assist with small craft movements and line running where required. Berths equipped with fire-fighting connections.
Dock fire brigade provides fire fighting service.
Standby tugs are compulsory for tankers discharging crude.
Coastguard: Sea rescue services are co-ordinated from Port Control in conjunction with the National Sea Rescue Institute and the
Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre. The area covered ranges from Saldanha to Cape Agulhas.
Mooring information: No immobilisation in port without permission.


BERTHS AND CARGO
Names/Nos:
BEN SCHOEMAN DOCK: This is 1,800m x 500m and is the newest extension. The major part of the basin is dredged to 14m CD
(harbour).
DUNCAN DOCK: This is 1,800m x 600m and provides over 4,000m berthing face. The entrance is 180m wide and the main part of the
basin is dredged to 12.9m, tidal.
VICTORIA BASIN: Approx 500m x 500m with three jetties, provides 2,200m quayage with depths between 9.9m and 5.2m. It is used
mainly for trawler traffic and smaller passenger ships.
ALFRED BASIN: This is 300m x 100m and is located SW of Victoria Basin, it is dredged to an average depth of 4.0m. It provides 740m
of quayage and access to Robinson graving dock and synchrolift.
 Berth Length Max Draught Cranes              Use
          (m)          (m)
A        274.3       12.0         3x4t            Repair
B        243.8       12.0
C        213.4    10.7-12.2       18x4t     Fruit exports
D        185.0     9.1-10.7
E        225.6     9.1-12.2                General cargo
F        249.9       12.2                  Combi Terminal
G        249.9       12.2         23x4t Combi Terminal
H        318.5       12.8         2x15t    General cargo
J        249.9       10.7                  General cargo
K        249.9       10.7                   Reefer - Fish
L        246.3       10.7                  General cargo
M        261.8         -                          Repair
Fuel oil, gas oil and fresh water available at all above berths.
CONTAINER TERMINAL:
Berth    Length     Max Draught           Cranes                       Use
          (m)           (m)
500       201              10.7             Nil                         -
501       183              10.7                                      Repairs
502       183              10.7                                      Repairs
600       220              10.7                              Container vessels only
601       236              12.8                              Container vessels only
602       305              14.0           6x45t              Container vessels only
603       305              14.0                              Container vessels only
604       305              14.0                              Container vessels only
There are 4,050 ground slots available. Bunkers and fresh water available at all above
berths
700       173              10.0                             Lay-up berth, fresh water
701       249              10.0                             Lay-up berth, fresh water
702       249              10.0                                    Lay-up berth
703       192              10.0                                    Lay-up berth
Berths No 704 & 705 used for diving Oct 30-Apr 30.
Fresh water available.
 REPAIR QUAY:       Length Max Draught Cranes
                       (m)      (m)
Repair Quay No 1 426.0             12.0
Repair Quay No 2 100.0             12.0           2x15t
Repair Quay No 3 326.0             10.7
Repair Quay No 4      31.5         10.0
No bunkers allowed at repair quay only fresh water.
LANDING WALL:
Landing wall No 1 274.3 14.0
Landing wall No 2       -    12.0
Landing wall No 3 274.3 14.0
Landing wall No 4       -    12.0
Bunkers and fresh water are available at Landing Wall.
 TANKER BASIN: Length Draught
                     (m)      (m)
Tanker Basin No 1      250     13.1
Tanker Basin No 2      203     13.1
Eastern Mole:
No 1                   270     12.0
No 2                   270     13.3
Bunkers and fresh water available. Floating cranes with lifting capacity of 200t at 10m and 21.5m radius available.
Facilities: All principal quays have rail tracks and are connected to the general railway system. The following additional equipment is
available:
Equipment                    Capacity      Number
Floating crane                200t             1
Self moving "Inkunzi" 200t, 60t at 21,5m       1
Container cranes               40t             6
Cranes                          2t             6
Cranes                          4t            45
Storage:
Berth A:        Shed 11,848m2 (gross floor area); Open area 25,322m2
Berths B,C,D Refrigerated storage of export fruits
Berth E:        Shed 20,018m2 (gross floor area)
Berth F:        Open storage 30,645m2; containers, steel, etc
Berth G:        Open storage 8,550m2
Berth H:        Shed 6,724m2 (gross floor area)
Berth J:        Shed 6,522m2 (gross floor area)
Berth K:        Refrigerated storage, total capacity approx 10,000t, mainly frozen fish; fruits vegetable eggs, etc. Temperatures from
                           C.
                0.5° to -60°
Berth L:        Open stacking area 20,968m2.
Ballast/slop reception: Dirty ballast may not be discharged into the harbour. Slop reception facility with capacity to receive approx
1,500t is privately controlled.
Security: Although not compulsory, it is recommended that either a competent crew member or a local gangway security watch is
appointed to prevent unauthorised persons boarding the vessel. Police, Tel: +27 21 9340450; Ambulance, Tel: +27 21 10177; Fire
Tel: +27 21 4492085 (Port Control).



GENERAL

Repairs: Repair Berth: The repair berth is usually fully occupied.
It has a length of 456m, a landing wall of 548m and a depth of 18m.
Workshops: A number of large engineering firms exist, capable of undertaking most major repair work.
Drydocks:
Graving Dock (Sturrock):
                                     Dimensions
                                        (m)
Overall docking length                 360.0
Length on keel blocks                  338.3
Length on bottom (dock floor)          350.4
Width of coping                        47.5
Width of entrance top                  45.1
Max width at bottom                    58.4
Depth on entrance sill (HWOST)         13.7
 Depth on inner sill                 15.1
Cranes: There are 3 cranes available as follows: 1 x 50t, 1 x 10t and 5 x 4t.
NB: The dock can be emptied in four hours.
Graving Dock (Robinson):
                        Dimensions
                            (m)
Overall docking length       161.2
Length to keel blocks        142.6
Width at coping               27.4
Width at entrance top         20.7
Max width at bottom           17.2
 Depth at sills (HWOST)          7.9
Cranes: There are 4 cranes available as follows: 3 x 4t and 1 x 15t.
NB: The dock can be emptied in three hours.
Note that the dry-docks are under almost continuous use and owners should order them as far in advance as possible.
The Administration will not bind itself to absolute fixed dates and reserves the right at all times to assign the dry-docks in accordance
with what is considered "general port convenience". However, as a general rule, stems are honoured in order of date booking.
Synchro: A synchrolift is also available with a capacity of 1,778t and space to accommodate three vessels each of 61m in length or five
vessels with a length of 30.49m.
Bunkers/water/stores: Fresh water: Available.
Bunkering: There are 61 bunkering points in the port.All grades of fuel, except MGO which is currently unavailable, and lubricating oils
available.
Bunkers are supplied by all major oil companies and are delivered to vessel by shore pipe. Supply by bunker barge "Pelican" are
unavailable (currently out of commission).
Stores:
Launch off limits: A 24 hour launch service for personnel and stores is available in order to serve vessels off port limits. The normal
rendezvous point is approx 8km W of the line running between Green Point and Robben Island Lighthouses. This service has been
operating with great efficiency, with only very infrequent delays owing to weather conditions. The charges for launch hire are based on
the weight of the provisions carried.
Servicing of vessels "off limits" has been restricted by the Port Authorities to vessels whose draught does not exceed 12.2m to a stop
not exceeding 1 hour.
Should vessels require to stop or anchor for longer than 1 hour they are to be serviced at the anchorage within the port limits and will be
subject to port and light dues. This restriction does not apply to vessels with a draught in excess of 12.2m.
Helicopter Service:
Service offered by Court Helicopters for off port storing/crew changes:
Ordering service: Services may be ordered through the ship's agent in Cape Town or direct through Court Helicopters, Tel: +27 21
215900.
Notice: Minimum notice required is 2 hours providing that all the necessary arrangements have been made for stores and crew
handling.
Max payload: Varies according to distance of the rendezvous from Cape Town but a standard max payload to the fixed rendezvous
points is normally 1,750kg.
Max operating range: From Cape Town this is 200nm but can be extended under special circumstances.
Medical evacuation: Court Helicopters have special evacuation facilities and stretcher winching capabilities. Range extends to 200nm.
Rendezvous positions: Standard rendezvous positions are 5nm and 12nm W of Green Point Lighthouse. Ship service may, however, be
undertaken at any position up to 200nm by prior arrangement.
Communications: Between ship and helicopter VHF Ch 16, 10, 08 and 06 are used.
Medical facilities: Various hospitals and clinics are situated in the city. Leewendat Hospital, City Park Hospital, Panorama Hospital,
Groote Schuur Hospital, Tygerbery Hospital. Dentist; doctors are on 24 hours call and will also attend off port limits if required.
Transport: Nearest airport: Cape Town International Airport (20km). There are bus facilities from the centre of Cape Town which
service this airport.
Nearest railway: The port is connected to the national rail network.
Crew change: When crew changes are intended, ample notice should be given to enable us to obtain the necessary permission from
the Immigration Authorities.
Facilities available include waiting lounge and transport for transferring crew.
Hotels available range from 1-5 star.
1. Vessels within the harbour:

    a. Any person arriving to join a vessel should be in possession of a valid travel document and a brief letter of introduction. Entry
       permits can be extended if the vessel is delayed.
    b. Application to spend time in excess of 48 hours in South Africa prior to repatriation should be made to the local Immigration
       authorities.
2. Vessels calling off port limits:


    a. The same requirements apply as for (1.a) with the exception of personnel who have entered the country from a vessel calling
       off port limits.
    b. The following applies to all personnel disembarking for vessels calling off port limits:
       i. Repatriation must be made within 48 hours from time of signing off.
       ii. In order to comply with local
           Immigration Authorities the agent requires the following details, for each individual, at least 72 hours before disembarkation:
    1. Full name and nationality;
    2. Rank and if technician, name of employers;
    3. Passport, number, place and date of issue and expiry date;
    4. Place and date of birth;
    5. Destination and class of travel;
    6. If air ticket held onboard, full details of routing;
    7. Reasons for disembarkation.
In case of personnel transferring from one company vessel to another the same conditions apply except the max time permitted for such
transfers is 78 hours. If they have not joined the vessel within this period, repatriation must be arranged forthwith. There are no
difficulties for any personnel disembarking for medical reasons.
Consuls: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland,
France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungry, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United
States, Uruguay.
Public holidays: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Human Rights Day (Mar 21), Good Friday, Family Day (Apr 17), Freedom Day (Apr 27),
Workers Day (May 1), Youth Day (Jun 16), National Women's Day (Aug 9), Day of Reconciliation (Sep 10), Heritage Day (Sep 24),
Christmas Day (Dec 25), Day of Goodwill( Dec 26).
When a public holiday falls on a Sunday the following Monday will be a public holiday.
Working hours: Port working hours for breakbulk cargo.
For docking and sailing vessels throughout 24 hours, 365 days per year.
Working vessels: Mon to Fri. 0600-2200hrs. Sat. No work on Sat, except in case of vessels loading bulk grain ex Grain Elevator when the
hours are 0720-1200hrs with extension to 1400hrs to complete a vessel.
Fruit vessels: are worked 0600-2200hrs if requested by Fruit Board.
Sunday and public holidays: Work overtime rates 0800-1600hrs. At Port Manager's discretion, fruit loaders workable Sun, from
0600-1400hrs and 1400-2200hrs.
Overtime, ie, night shift, Sat, public holidays, work will be considered depending on availability of labour which is voluntary outside
ordinary time.
Container Terminals: Work throughout 24 hours, every day except Christmas.
Bunkers: are supplied throughout 24 hours 365 days per year.
Developments: Portnet are planning expansion of the Container Terminal. There are also plans for the development of a Combi
Terminal which will span 3 years. This expansion will increase the total stacking area from 7ha to 11ha, with 810 ground slots. It is also
planned to upgrade the tanker basin and eastern mole.
There is to be a hi-tech upgrade to pre cooling and cold storage facilities for fruit in the port.
The port is planning expansion of the ship repair facilities at the Elliot Basin in the Ben Schoeman Dock within the port.
Surveyors: Following classification societies are represented: Lloyds Register, Germanischer Lloyd, BB, DNV, NKK, ABS. Cargo
surveyors for dry and liquid available.
Seaman's Mission: There is a Seaman's Mission situated in the harbour. Distance from general cargo berths to town approx 2km. From
container terminal to town approx 5km.
Garbage: Garbage disposal bins are provided at all berths and these bins are emptied every day.
Officials and visitors: No accommodation or meals need to be supplied to officers. No visitors are allowed into harbour area unless
permission granted by Master and letter issued by agents.
Fumigation: Fumigation can be undertaken on any vessel by a recognised fumigation company and there are numerous companies
available in the port of Cape Town.
Pollution: Very strict measures are in force with regard to smoke and oil pollution. Smoke pollution is monitored in port by the Port
Authorities whilst all oil pollution along the South African Coast and up to 200nm off the South African coast is monitored by the
Department of Transport. Heavy fines as well as a prison sentence can be imposed.

				
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