As some of the world’s biggest container ships head towards the coast around South Africa, and away from the blocked Suez canal, the Western Cape premier has urged the vessels to dock at Cape Town. “We can resupply by boat, by helicopter or the crew can pull in to get the deals of the century at our five-star hotels and steady their sea legs on our fabulous beaches,” Alan Winde told the UK publication The Times. “There is no such thing as the great wines of the Suez Canal!” But the local harbour is still struggling with backlogs due to strong winds, and the City of Cape Town has urged Transnet to consider a proposal to develop Saldanha harbour as a container port instead.