Transnet crisis: retailers fly stock into SA as Durban port delays worsen
Clothing and shoes are flown in at great cost ahead of the peak season from the end of November
Worsening delays at the Durban port are forcing a handful of retailers to fly clothing and shoes into SA at a high cost, damaging SA’s reputation as a reliable trading partner and potentially jeopardising its competitiveness in the global economy.
Broken equipment has caused a crisis at the Durban port, which handles about 60% of the country’s container traffic and suffers from long waiting times and penalty fees imposed by carriers. Other ports in SA face similar issues, affecting the country’s trade and economy...
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