Furniture and appliances retail group Lewis has more than five to six times the number of shipping containers with stock waiting to come in on ships outside local ports than it would normally have at the start of December. This is because of the backlog caused by problems at Transnet.

“If we look at the situation this morning, then the Lewis Group is sitting with 290 shipping containers that need to come in,” group CEO Johan Enslin said on Thursday in an interview with Business Day...

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