KwaZulu Cruise Terminal — a joint venture between MSA Cruises SA and Africa Armada Consortium — has been unveiled as the preferred bidder for the Durban Cruise Terminal, worth R100m. Transnet National Ports Authority CEO Richard Vallihu made the announcement on Tuesday during a media conference, which was also attended by senior management of the winning company. The company will be responsible for the design‚ financing‚ construction‚ operation‚ maintenance and transfer of a cruise terminal facility for a 25-year concession period in the Durban port. Vallihu described the announcement of the preferred bidder as an "exciting occasion" and an important project for Durban and the KwaZulu-Natal region "that will position us as a world-class cruised capital". He said the new international facility would expose visitors to the wide variety of tourism experiences offered by the province. "It will be another asset within our radical port reform that will create more opportunities by opening...

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