Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has published a Request for Information (RFI) for the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the proposed Culemborg Intermodal Logistics Precinct and related facilities in the Port of Cape Town.
In terms of the Port Development Framework Plan (PDFP) the expansion of the port requires the development of land parcels to create additional back-of-port capacity.
In accordance with the PDFP, the Culemborg Precinct is earmarked for mixed-use functionality which includes a focus on logistics provision to support the port.
Cape Town port manager, Rajesh Dana, said the RFI responses would help gain increased insight into user requirements for a mixed-use logistics precinct to serve the port on the land side.
“The outcome will also further support research done by TNPA to identify opportunities and available demand in the market for the development of the Culemborg Precinct,” Dana said.
The Port of Cape Town has limited land area, which calls for innovative ways to
enhance operational efficiency and optimise land utilisation.
Culemborg will create an opportunity to integrate port, road and rail connectivity for back-of-port facilities and related uses.
The site location has the potential to enhance the port’s value proposition by enabling efficient bi-directional cargo movement between Culemborg and the port.
The strategically located precinct presents opportunities to grow the local economy by offering an intermodal logistics precinct linked to national and international maritime and freight routes.
RFI documents can be accessed from the National Treasury’s e-tender publication portal: www.etenders.gov.za
Responses to the RFI must be submitted by 4pm on 13 November 2023. Queries for clarification can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org