News24 | ‘Rome is burning’, says Transnet CEO as port backlog to be cleared in February

The backlog at the Durban port will only be cleared at the end of February next year, Transnet executives have said.

This comes as more than a week’s worth of containers – or over 70 000 – have been stuck outside Durban as the port battles equipment breakdowns. The port has faced a taxing combination of adverse weather, ageing infrastructure, and falling productivity ahead of the peak trade season.

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