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Old May 31st, 2017, 02:43 PM   #101
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.Nice enough but this design looks way smaller than the MSC proposals we've seen.
This is still from MSC, they are the operator in partnership. To me it looks identical structurally to the other MSC design just now with wood treatments.

The tower aspects the old designs were additional Transnet requirements which have been decoupled from this development now as no one wanted to build them as part of this, hence the stalling on bidding so many times.

If Transnet want the towers, they should build them themselves.
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Let's play spot the difference....

The original design



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Personally see the new design as very similar but better
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Old June 9th, 2017, 01:50 PM   #103
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Some more info on the terminal

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Just so long as FIFA don't sue Durban for stealing their "typographic intellectual property" lol
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not much news, but got hi-res renders

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Old August 10th, 2017, 11:47 AM   #106
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this is a big change.
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Old August 12th, 2017, 09:56 PM   #107
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Article on the new cruise terminal.


https://www.iol.co.za/travel/cruise-...urban-10740919
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Old August 13th, 2017, 05:24 PM   #108
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No indications of when construction will start?
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Looks like the imminent new terminal has resulted in MSC committing to an even bigger cruise ship next year...

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MSC Musica a bigger, better liner for Durban cruise season
DAILY NEWS
28 NOVEMBER 2017, 2:30PM
BARBARA COLE

MSC Cruises is introducing a new ship to South African *waters next year - to cater for more passengers and to offer them even more facilities.

The brochures have already been printed for the 2018/19 cruise season, for holidays aboard the MSC Musica, which can carry 3223 passengers and which has 16 decks, more swimming pools than the current MSC Sinfonia, more cabins and more entertainment.

The arrival of MSC Musica, in early November 2018, will cater for the increased demand for cruises.

“We are already moving more than 100000 local passengers every six-month season,” said Ross Volk, managing director of MSC Cruises South Africa.

MSC is also in a joint venture with Africa Armada Consortium and their KZN Cruise Terminal has already been named the preferred bidder for the R100million Durban Cruise Terminal. The terminal will be able to take two vessels at the same time and the project will create employment during construction and operation phases.


...“MSC Musica will drive *local employment opportunities even further, with a need for a total crew of just over 1000,” Volk said.

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This is basically just a rehash of the announcement from April this year.
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Detailed design phase for R200m Durban cruise terminal to start this month

16TH APRIL 2018

BY: SHIRLEY LE GUERN
CREAMER MEDIA CORRESPONDENT

Transnet National Ports Authority and the KwaZulu Cruise Terminal (KCT) consortium on Monday officially signed an agreement that will see the construction of a R200-million-plus cruise terminal at the entrance to the Port of Durban.

The consortium, which is 70% owned by MSC Cruises, the largest cruise line operating in South African waters, and 30% by broad-based black economic empowerment investment company Africa Armada Consortium, was declared the preferred bidder for the 25-year concession project in May 2017.


KCT will finance, build, operate and maintain the new cruise terminal.

The project is expected to dovetail with the eThekwini municipality’s Point Waterfront Development and plans to extend the beachfront promenade from uShaka beach southwards to the harbour entrance.

Speaking on behalf of KCT, Gianluca Suprani, MSC Cruises head of global port development and shore activities, said the official signing of the agreement, which had initially been expected to occur before the end of 2017, had taken longer because of the magnitude of the intended greenfield project.

The detailed design phase of the terminal will begin this month and will take nine months to complete, as the detailed design will differ from the initial conceptual visuals that were circulated a year ago.

The initial visuals were created by a European company, whereas the final design will be done by a local firm and will include “Zulu characteristics”, said Suprani.

The 18-month construction phase will begin in January 2019. The new Durban cruise terminal is expected to commence operations in October 2020, kicking off the 2020/21 cruise season.


Speaking at the signing ceremony at N-shed, which currently serves as Durban’s cruise terminal, TNPA CE Shulami Qalinge said the wider vision for the new cruise terminal was to position Durban as a smart port city and a world-class cruise capital that would ultimately create jobs, introduce new technologies and grow tourism.

She said the new ‘green’ and energy efficient terminal would include features and facilities that would allow for simultaneous embarkation and disembarkation of passengers on multiple vessels. There would be parking for 200 vehicles with kerbside drop-off facilities for 12 buses, dedicated baggage drop-off areas, separate screening and temporary holding areas, as well as separate passenger entry and exit points.

The planned terminal will also be a multi-use facility with a retail component, as well as multipurpose training, conferencing and events facilities.


...Qalinge added that the new terminal would attract larger vessels and more leading cruise liners to South Africa. The cruise season period could also be extended during the 25-year operational phase, resulting in economic spinoffs.

Cruise vessel calls to Durban are projected to increase substantially from 60 a year to more than 150 a year by 2040 with the number of passengers expected to grow from 200 000 a year to over 700 000 a year.

According to KCT, the project will see the creation of up to 10 000 employment opportunities. Over 100 will be direct jobs during the operation phase. KCT has set aside a budget of R3-million for the training and development of more than 100 people during the construction phase.

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Old April 19th, 2018, 08:06 PM   #112
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New R200m shipping terminal expected to bring 700,000 tourists cruising into Durban
16 APRIL 2018 - 19:07
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...KCT and Transnet National Ports Authority concluded an agreement on Monday for a 25-year concession project to finance, construct, operate, maintain and transfer the terminal. KCT is a joint venture between investment company Africa Armada Consortium and MSC Cruises SA, a subsidiary of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company.

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is the world’s second-largest container shipping line operator. It is based in from Geneva, Switzerland.

KCT is 70% owned by MSC Cruises SA and 30% by Africa Armada Consortium. The venture is classified as an exempted micro enterprise (EME), which means it has been operating for less than a year and has a turnover of less than R10m. EMEs are exempted from broad-based black economic empowerment scorecard ratings.

...During the off-peak season the terminal will remain active as a multipurpose facility, including a cruise and hospitality academy and office and conference space.

More here: https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/na...g-into-durban/
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Old April 20th, 2018, 04:32 AM   #113
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Always good to see transnet actually legally commit. So we await the revised design... Let's hope when they say new design with Zulu influence it does not mean tourist tacky
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South Africa Cruise Ports Nominated for World Travel Awards
June 20, 2018

The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) operated Ports of Durban, Cape Town, and Elizabeth have been nominated for the Africa & Indian Ocean segment of the 25th annual World Travel Awards in the category of “Africa’s Leading Cruise Port 2018”.

More here: https://www.marinelink.com/news/sout...d-world-438738
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Old June 21st, 2018, 12:57 PM   #115
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In PE's case especially, once the mooted "peoples Waterfront" gets going in 10-20 years time, the city's cruise ship arrival offerings will be much better, in addition to offering Route 72 tourism products (Kariega Private Game Reserve with 2 rivers cruise / hikes , Port Alfred, Kenton on Sea) and of course Grahamstown and Addo!

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Came across this article, which was published in Aug. We've heard of most of this, but it's good to get updated confirmations...

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DURBAN PLANS FOR SUSTAINABLE CRUISE

Michele Witthaus finds out about South Africa’s proposed new sustainable KwaZulu Cruise Terminal at the Port of Durban.

A new cruise terminal is a perfect opportunity to build in features that ensure long-term sustainability. Whereas existing terminals often struggle to retrofit green technologies, with a new development it is possible to plan effectively from the ground up.

The busy commercial Port of Durban in South Africa is about to embark on just such a project. Popular for its beaches as well as easy access to mountains and game lodges inland, Durban is now set to exploit growing interest in cruise with a dedicated terminal, but not at the expense of the environment.

Background

In 2013, the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), which manages the eight commercial seaports in South Africa, announced plans for the new KwaZulu Cruise Terminal (KCT). After three rounds of bidding, in June 2017, a joint venture between MSC Cruises SA and Africa Armada Consortium – an investment company established under South Africa’s black economic empowerment regulations – was selected as the winning bidder.

According to Andrew Pike, head of ports, transport and logistics at Bowmans, a legal firm that is advising MSC Cruises and KCT on the bid, initially MSC Cruises will own 70% and Africa Armada Consortium 30%, with the proportion of ownership set to change in Africa Armada Consortium’s favour over the next 15 years. “KCT will wholly finance, build and operate the facility over the full term of the concession, which is 25 years, then hand it back to TNPA,” he says

Set to open in October 2019, the new facility, which will cost R100 million (approximately €6.2 million) will be able to handle 5,000 to 6,000 passengers at a time with a quayside length of 440m.

“We’ve definitely seen growing demand, with annual passenger numbers at the Port of Durban having increased by 22% from 171,510 in 2015 to 209,712 in 2016,” says Shulami Qalinge, chief executive, TNPA. “An estimated 1.3 million passengers are expected by 2040 and the province of KwaZulu-Natal and city of Durban want to grab an even bigger slice of this projected market. This would hinge on our continued investment in the improvement of our maritime infrastructure, skills development and extensive marketing of the province as the destination of choice for sea travellers.”

Sustainability

The new terminal will be designed to harness the latest sustainable design concepts, says Ms Qalinge. “This green and energy efficient terminal will meet all increased energy needs through conservation and renewable sources and incorporating green technologies into the terminal design.”

“The port will provide bunker fuel, the collection of solid waste and disposal of consumables by stevedores in line with the appropriate law. The terminal is centrally located, with easy access to major highways and is around 40 minutes away from Durban’s King Shaka International Airport.”

The port’s web-based Integrated Port Management System (IPMS), which it has used since 2015, enables key port operations to be managed online and in real time. Safe public access and viewing points will be installed at designated points in the terminal as part of this system. In addition, says Ms Qalinge: “Traffic management, congestion and security are challenges that need to be managed, because the terminal would still be located in one of the busiest ports on the continent, close to the beaches and on the outskirts of the city’s central business district.”

There are also plans to dovetail the new terminal with planned development around the Durban Point Waterfront and tourist attractions such as uShaka Marine World. “TNPA is working closely with the eThekwini Municipality which manages the City of Durban, to ensure that our development plans for the area are closely aligned in terms of traffic management, security and environmental management,” says Ms Qalinge.

Cruise hub

The long-term plan is to create cruise hub ports on either coast of South Africa – Durban on the east coast and Cape Town on the west coast – that will eventually serve as homeports for international cruise vessels. Cape Town cruise terminal is being developed under a 20-year concession to V&A Waterfront (Pty) Ltd.

“These are supported by our other cruise ports of call – Richards Bay, Mossel Bay, East London and Port Elizabeth,” says Ms Qalinge. “MSC South Africa already uses Durban as a homeport. For now, Durban and Cape Town remain our key cruise ports, but if the market so dictates, we could look at similar cruise developments in other South African ports in the future.”

Speaking when KCT was announced as the preferred bidder for the Durban terminal, Ross Volk, managing director of MSC Cruises South Africa, told national media he was pleased with trends in the local cruise market. “The cruise market in South Africa is growing and the number of passengers coming on board has grown exponentially in the past ten years,” he said. In particular, he noted that there was increasing interest in cruises from black holidaymakers.

Ms Qalinge said that the KCT bid offered a winning combination. “We believe it brings together one of the largest and most successful cruise companies in the world, with a local black economic empowerment investment company that understands the unique needs of the South African market.”

The terminal will cater for simultaneous handling of two cruise vessels, with concurrent embarkation and disembarkation of passengers. “TNPA envisions collaborating with cruise operators, local and national Tourism Boards, relevant government departments and communities to market and promote Durban as a cruise tourism destination, while working with the terminal operator to ensure the terminal is operated sustainably,” says Ms Qalinge. “It will be operated on a seasonal basis in line with the cruise liner schedules.”

Balancing act

Initially planned as a single-storey building with a design that can accommodate a future second floor, eventually the development will incorporate an office block, multi-storey parkade and passenger boarding bridge for access to cruise ships in the subsequent phase. It will also have secondary uses as a conference and function venue and MSC Maritime Training Academy.

When advising a commercial cruise operator bidding for this type of development that incorporates both public and private elements, it is necessary to find a balance with the requirements and constraints of a government port authority, says Mr Pike.

“The biggest challenge is trying to negotiate a concession within the parameters of quite a conservative regulatory regime, the National Ports Act (NPA) in particular. There are simple constraints which Transnet is bound by under NPA. The challenge is always to try, to the extent any of those constraints present risks to investors, to find a solution which doesn’t run counter to legislative requirements. However, there has been a lot of goodwill on both sides.”

Ms Qalinge says she hopes that the new Durban passenger terminal will support increasing demand in the sector.

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https://www.docksthefuture.eu/durban...inable-cruise/
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Old October 8th, 2018, 06:20 PM   #117
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How realistic is Oct 2019 when nothing has started? Or has stuff started?
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Old October 9th, 2018, 10:18 AM   #118
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How realistic is Oct 2019 when nothing has started? Or has stuff started?
I was at the Point area on Sunday... and honestly beyond the construction on the Promenade, I didn't see anything else going on... but I didn't go too far to the back of the Point area so it might be there.
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New render?



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Old May 22nd, 2019, 03:32 AM   #120
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Nice! Even if it's not this design, I hope it's unconventional (in a good way!) and a discernible landmark.
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