New National Ports Authority is 'wonderful' – Brian Ingpen (maritime author)
The new Transnet National Ports Authority will ensure ports revenue goes to ports, and not elsewhere
90% of South Africa’s trade goes through ports
Will a National Ports Authority turn things around for the better?
On Tuesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the establishment of the Transnet National Ports Authority.
The new entity will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transnet.
It will, however, function independently with its own board, appointed by the Minister of Public Enterprises.
Refilwe Moloto interviewed maritime author Brian Ingpen (scroll up to listen).
This is wonderful… 90% of our trade goes via the ports… This announcement is going to be very, very good. Port revenue will now only be invested in ports, and not go to subsiding railways and so on…Brian Ingpen, maritime author
I hope the new board is loaded with shipping people, and not politicians…Brian Ingpen, maritime author
They will need to change some current practices… We need a more streamlined approach to procurement procedures…Brian Ingpen, maritime author
Shipping is important, not only to Cape Town… but to the whole country, and region.Brian Ingpen, maritime author
Source : GCIS