James Vos says that for port to handle exports effectively, elements of privatisation must be enacted
City looks to meet with Minister Gordhan to discuss privatisation at Port of Cape Town
3 June 2022
Alderman Vos spoke at the Exporters Club Western Cape about the importance of fixing inefficiencies around port operations as it has severe effects on businesses and the economy at large.
The Exporters Club hosted industry roleplayers alongside local and provincial government officials and the port management for a networking event where they heard insights and solutions regarding the challenges facing the export market.
‘The City is keenly aware of the port’s necessity to local and national business and urban development. It is a key piece of infrastructure for the metro and province and critical to job creation and economic growth,’ he said.
Alderman Vos said that Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan had acknowledged his correspondence concerning a lack of investment in the harbour and a request for a meeting to discuss proposals that will improve the situation.