The Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism in the Eastern Cape is developing a localisation programme for bunkering services, specifically focussed on SMMEs. The project entails development of a SMME development plan (resource manual) designed to empower SMMEs to meaningfully participate in the bunkering sector. The development plan (resource manual) forms part of the bunkering localisation programme, aimed at providing rapid and coordinated development of SMME capacity and capability in the Eastern Cape bunkering sector.
Due to IMO 2020 legislation, a separate study was performed to provide a roadmap for establishment of LNG bunkering in Algoa Bay.
- Bunkering Sector Investigation – Defining the existing and potential bunkering service sector; Defining supplier (SMME) opportunities within the bunkering service sector;
- Potential Supply Sector Investigation – Identifying potential suppliers (SMMEs); Conducting a readiness assessment of local SMMEs;
- Development – Developing a development plan (resource manual) for SMME development and conducting associated workshops.
- Additional – LNG bunkering establishment roadmap.