Inchcape Shipping Services South Africa opened on 01 September, 2008 with the Head Office based in Cape Town.
Cape Town port has developed into one of Southern Africa’s most important links in foreign trade. Strategically placed on the main sea route around Africa, Cape Town is often referred to as the 'Tavern of the Seas'. It is ideally suited to serve as a hub for cargoes between Europe and the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania. Regular interport feeder services benefit the container terminal, which is regarded as a gateway for African countries.
The port of Cape Town is a full service, general cargo port, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Marine services include; port navigation, pilotage, towage, mooring, pollution control, security and a 200 tons SWL floating crane. Bunkers are supplied at most berths and two dry docks and a synchrolift are available for ship repairs.
The port is world renowned for its deciduous fruit, perishable and frozen product exports. The fishing industry at the port of Cape Town is of major proportion. Conventional cargo is worked in the Duncan Dock where ample undercover, open and cold storage is available. A container terminal is situated at the Ben Schoeman Dock. All quays are equipped with the latest technology in cranes and mechanical lifting equipment.
Inchcape Shipping Services Cape Town is fully equipped to handle all types of general break-bulk and containerised cargo via its specialised terminals, with the benefit of a vast inland transport infrastructure.