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Port Elizabeth Manganese Terminal

Project title | Investigation into Environmental Issues Relating to the Relocation of Port Elizabeth Manganese Terminal and Tank Farm to the Port of Ngqura
Client | The Port Elizabeth Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PERCCI)
Dates | March 2008 to 2010
The Project
Linkd is consulting to a project team lead by the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber (NMBBC - formally known as PERCCI) and in partnership with the Mandela Bay Development Agency, Coega Development Agency and the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.  
The key outcomes are the relocation of industrial manganese ore and fuel facilities currently in use at the Port Elizabeth harbour.  These are critical to the region in terms of economic value and environmental impact but, even more crucial is their obstruction to the development of a waterfront which would transform the identity and life of the city.  Linkd serves the team in terms of project management, research and strategy.
Relevant Links
Environmental Transgressions
The Department of Environmental Affairs issued a Directive relating to the environmental impact and risk posed by the manganese terminal. Results show contamination in ground and surface water, as well as in the soil in the surrounding area.
Media Coverage
The following articles are related to the issues of a waterfront and the current industrial facilities at the harbour:
The Potential of a Waterfront Development
There is an opportunity for the City to develop the harbour into a waterfront similar to Cape Town, the following documents are related to the motivation and research to this end.
A very successful public meeting was held on the 25th November 2010 to discuss the potential of a waterfront development.
Other Interesting Documents