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Earlier this month, Transnet shortlisted 10 respondents for DCT2 and 4 respondents for NCT to proceed to the Request for Proposal phase for the private sector participation transactions.

The shortlisted companies were identified during a two-staged qualification process that started with an RFI phase in August 2021 and was followed by an RFQ phase in February 2022. Transnet intents to appoint preferred bidders by February 2023.

The objective of Transnet is to improve the performance and efficiency of the two container terminals by partnering with international terminal operators. This should stimulate South Africa’s competitiveness and its ability to grow jobs in the country’s manufacturing and export economy.

For DCT2, the following ten respondents have been shortlisted and will be invited to proceed to the RFP phase:

  1. APM Terminals AMI Management DMCEST
  2. China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd and Guangzhou Port Co. Ltd
  3. COSCO Shipping Ports Limited
  4. DP World Limited
  5. Global Ports Services Pty. Ltd
  6. Grindrod Freight Services Ltd and Hamburger Hafen Und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA)
  7. International Container Terminal Services, Inc.
  8. Red Sea Gateway Terminal and MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd
  9. Star Classic Investments Limited and Abu Dhabi Ports
  10. Terminal Investment Limited and REMGRO Limited

For NCT, the following four respondents have been shortlisted and will be invited to proceed to the RFP phase:

  1. APM Terminals AMI Management DMCEST
  2. Red Sea Gateway Terminal and MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd
  3. Star Classic Investments Limited and Abu Dhabi Ports
  4. Terminal Investment Limited and REMGRO Limited

Maritime & Transport Business Solutions (MTBS), together with our local partner Cornerstone Capital Partners, supports Transnet as transaction advisors for these transactions.