New Cruise Terminal On The Cards For Durban.
We were so excited to see news about the new cruise terminal that is being planned for Durban!! The story was featured on traveler24.com today and many of our fans have been tweeting exciting news.
Cruising has been a major part of the Tourism Industry over the last few years, and the MSC Cruise Liners have been a hit not only with locals, but travellers from other cities and the rest of Africa too! We tried to get more details about the new cruise terminal, but were unsuccessful in getting any further information. Don’t worry though, we will keep you posted on further updates.
Here is the article that appeared on traveller24.com
Durban set for new cruise terminal
The TNPA issued an open tender for the new port on its website requesting proposals for the “design, development, financing, construction, operation, maintenance and transfer of a cruise terminal facility at the Port of Durban at A and B Berths.
It also held a briefing session on the tender on Tuesday 11 August.
Tourism Update reports the new terminal will align with planned development around the Durban Point Waterfront and uShaka Marine World and will operate on a seasonal basis in line with the cruise liner schedules.
With the plan for the successful tender applicant to manage the facilities over a 20-year period, aim is to develop a multipurpose facility made up of conference and exhibitions venue as well include retail and entertainment facilities.
TNPA and Durban Tourism Authority declined to provide further details before the conclusion of the tender process.
In June 2015 TNPA confirmed the V&A Waterfront as the preferred bidder for Cape Town’s new luxury cruise terminal.
TNPA said it had awarded V&A Waterfront the status of preferred bidder for an estimated R179 million investment in an agreement that includes operation, maintenance and transfer of ownership back to TNPA after 20 years.