BREAKING NEWS – CAPE TOWN PORT SUSPENDS SALE OF POTABLE WATER TO VESSELS

Update provided by Tony Edwards, Partner in the International Transport, Trade & Energy department

Local online trade newspaper FTW Online has today reported that due to the drought and water restrictions that are in force, the port of Cape Town has suspended the sale and supply of fresh water to vessels calling at the port, with exceptions considered only in extreme cases and on merit.  Vessels have been requested to take on water at other South African ports, noting however that water restrictions are also in force in Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth and Ngqura.