South Africa is a major destination for the brand and MSC Cruises hoped that the new EUR13.5 million KwaZulu Cruise Terminal would be in operation by October 2020.
Line's executive chairman, Pierfrancesco Vago, said the agreement represented a great development for MSC Cruises’ South African operation. The project is expected to dovetail with the latest work of the city to extend the beachfront promenade from uShaka beach southwards to the entrance of the harbour, as well as the development of Durban Point Waterfront.
Cruisers entering Durban currently use port’s N-Shed. However, the new terminal is designed to be an important upgrade of the current makeshift facilities. Despite the fact that the development is being led by MSC Cruises, it is due to be available to all cruise lines.