State-owned ports and rail operator Transnet is investigating the cause of a fire that erupted at pier 2 in its Durban container terminal on Monday, two days after another fire at the Durban container port disrupted operations.

The container port terminal is an important node in the transport network linking the coastal areas with Gauteng, the country’s economic hub. Durban Container Terminal Pier 1 (DCT1) and DCT2 handle 60% of SA’s container volumes...

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