TNPA commits funding to revitalize Durban Port roads

The Port of Durban’s road infrastructure is facing mounting pressure due to a surge in truck traffic, prompting Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to allocate US$12.5 million (R233 million) for road rehabilitation in key container handling port areas – the Container and Maydon Wharf, as well as the liquid bulk Island View precinct.

As a vital contributor to the South African economy, the Port of Durban handles approximately 60% of the nation’s total container volumes. The majority of these...

VESSEL REVIEW | Mohoma – Dredging tug delivered to South African port operator

South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) recently took delivery of a new tug built locally by Damen Shipyards Cape Town. Named Mohoma after the translati ..

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Shipping resumes at Durban, while landside operations remain severely constrained; Maersk announces port omissions

The Danish shipping carrier Maersk has announced several Durban port omissions due to the recent challenging situation in South Africa’s city caused by heavy rainfalls and flooding.

Maersk has decided to omit Durban on Maira XL 221N, which is deployed on SAECS service, and discharge Durban imports at Port Elizabeth, another major port in South Africa.

The company also announced the omission of the port of Durban by Maersk Pangani 213E, deployed on MESAWA service. Durban imports will also be...

State-owned Transnet gradually resumes operations after devastating floods

South Africa’s Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has claimed that Transnet has gradually resumed operations at the Port of Durban on the morning of 13 April, “with ongoing risk assessments being undertaken to ensure the safety of employees and infrastructure”.

Operations underway this morning in Durban following yesterday’s floods. #KZNFloods

— Transnet Port Terminals (@TPT_Transnet) April 13, 2022

In Richards Bay, operations of the state-owned Transnet are not...

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