Durban set for new cruise terminal

2015-08-14 09:54 - Selene Brophy
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Cape Town - Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) and eThekwini Municipality are to build a new cruise terminal at A and B berths at the Port of Durban.
The TNPA issued an open tender for the new port on its website requesting proposals for the “design, development, financing, construction, operation, maintenance and transfer of a cruise terminal facility at the Port of Durban at A and  B Berths.

It also held a briefing session on the tender on Tuesday 11 August.

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Tourism Update reports the new terminal will align with planned development around the Durban Point Waterfront and uShaka Marine World and will operate on a seasonal basis in line with the cruise liner schedules.

With the plan for the successful tender applicant to manage the facilities over a 20-year period, aim is to develop a multipurpose facility made up of conference and exhibitions venue as well include retail and entertainment facilities. 

TNPA and Durban Tourism Authority declined to provide further details before the conclusion of the tender process.

READ: New Cape Town luxury cruise terminal finally gets the go ahead

In June 2015 TNPA  confirmed the V&A Waterfront as the preferred bidder for Cape Town’s new  luxury cruise termina.

TNPA said it had awarded V&A Waterfront the status of preferred bidder for an estimated R179 million investment in an agreement that includes operation, maintenance and transfer of ownership back to TNPA after 20 years.

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