The Western Cape provincial government says urgent infrastructure upgrades and improved staffing levels at the port of Cape Town are needed if the gateway is to function at full capacity and offer a competitive, world-class service.

The port of Cape Town, an important gateway to trade, has been operating at way below capacity in recent months due to, among other problems, ageing and out-of-service infrastructure as well as unresolved labour issues. The Covid-19 pandemic has worsened the crisis at the port as workers suspected of having the disease are sent home, worsening the staff shortages...

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