Due to recent attacks in the Red Sea, ships are choosing to bypass the Suez Canal and take the longer route around South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope, adding 15 days to their journeys. Despite the extra distance, many companies consider this route to be safer. The Port of Cape Town has become crucial, especially with the closure of the Algoa Bay bunkering zone. The increased bunkering activity in Cape Town is benefiting the Western Cape Province economically. The re-routing of ships through the Cape of Good Hope provides South Africa with a unique economic opportunity.