Roy estimates the additional monthly maintenance and cleaning costs on this asset, as the result of the manganese ore, to be in the region of R125 per month.
The cost of accelerated wear and tear over the life of Roy’s asset is estimated to be: R12500.
Roy has this to say about the Manganese Ore pollution from the Port of Port Elizabeth; “I think that the relocation of the manganese or and tank farm facilities whilst making the local Port less profitable for a short term period will assist in unlocking huge potential and development not only within the Port but also on the boundaries. What TNPA ‘loses’ in terms of turnover for the Port of Port Elizabeth will be picked up elsewhere in the group AND the expected additional income from assets that are NOT degrading on the edges of this facility will help Port Elizabeth to grow and shed it’s ‘dirty industrial grimy city’ image.
One must remember that it was public prescription and money from private business all those years ago that built the first harbour in Algoa Bay – it is time that the TNPA recognises that they owe the public a larger debt of gratitude than just a Peoples Harbour Festival!”