Car terminal breaks records
Biggest load leaves on one ship
SOUTH AFRICA, Port Elizabeth: Last month the Port Elizabeth Car Terminal notched up a record delivery of vehicles to be loaded onto one ship when the Glovis Supreme stowed 4,500 units, beating the previous record set by the Glovis Sonic in February of this year of 3,481 vehicles. The increase in volumes is being attributed to increased demand from international markets.
Comparing year on year, 8,217 units were handled in August 2018 versus 12,043 in 2019, an astronomical 31% increase.
“We are thrilled about the new record, which is attributed to team work and the upholding of high safety standards. The sector recovery both domestically and internationally, has brought the demand of the noted positive trend. The successful handling of the volumes was also made possible by the commitment of our teams at the car terminal. We are certainly pleased with the achievement as this would not have been possible without collaboration between Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) and its customers,” said Wandisa Vazi, Container & Auto Executive Manager for TPT’s Cape Channel.