Feature by Staff Reporter - Freight News
Transnet has said it has identified and isolated the source of the disruption to its IT systems, and technical teams are continuing to work around the clock to ensure that the impact remains minimal.
As part of efforts to support South African exports, manual port and rail operations continue, with the state-owned logistics utility company prioritising the export of reefer containers, primarily through the Port of Durban.
This as the citrus season nears its peak.
Two export-bound vessels have started a loading cycle at Pier 2, while a third vessel is discharging imports at Pier 1, and will soon commence with the loading of reefer containers.
Since the start of the season in April, reefer container volumes are 12% higher than the same period last year. In Richards Bay, manual operations continue.
In the Eastern Cape, the East London and PE Container and Auto Terminals are working manually.
The Ngqura Container Terminal continues to be impacted by high swells.
This also applies to the Cape Town Container Terminal. All other terminals in the Western Cape are working manually. Transnet is continuing to engage with affected customers throughout the process.