Specialist maritime vessel design, construction and marine solutions company Nautic Africa has added quayside facility management to its ever-growing service portfolio.
Nautic commenced management of the Hamlet Quay, which is located at the Elliot Basin in Cape Town’s Table Bay Harbour, in February, and will offer the full range of services associated with quayside management, namely berth space, land rental space (for containers), security, refuse bin removal and electricity and water supply.
According to Nautic Africa’s CEO, James Fisher, Nautic’s decision to move into the quayside facility management was influenced by several factors: “These include the high demand for quay space during the commissioning and mobilisation phases of vessel manufacturing, the need to provide berthing space to the commercial marine sector when the quay is vacant, as well as the need to reduce the costs incurred by the Nautic Group when using the quay to launch Nautic Group vessels for sea trials.”
Fisher concluded: “South Africa has tremendous technical competence and is a leading beacon for the development of the marine industry in Africa. The Nautic Group will continue to seek opportunities to grow South African-based expertise and competence, forging the group’s and the country’s maritime ambitions into Africa.”