The Port of Cape Town lies in the shadow of Table Mountain, approximately 120 nautical miles north west of Cape Agulhas – strategically positioned almost at the southern tip of the African continent.
The port serves cargoes moving between Europe and the western hemisphere and the Middle East and Australia, especially containers.
Over the centuries Cape Town has evolved from a staging post on a major east-west trade route into a modern, full service general cargo port renowned for deciduous fruit and fish exports.
The Port provides imports for regional consumption and exports agricultural products originating from the Western and Northern Cape. It also provides ship repair services and accommodates local and foreign fishing industry, visiting cruise liners and recreational boating.
The V&A Waterfront development falls outside port limits, but complements the commercial port.
Expansion is planned for the Container Terminal; this will accommodate larger vessels and allow for an increase in annual throughput. Other future expansion includes the development of the back-of-port commercial logistics area at the Culemborg site.