World cannot afford to lose SA coal supply, analysts say
A huge decrease in the price of export coal and persistent rail constraints are placing pressure on the amount of coal that can be shipped from SA to global markets such as Europe.
The benchmark coal price averaged $270 a tonne in 2022, but this year it has come down to about $130 to $140 a tonne. At these prices the cost of transporting coal by road instead of rail becomes difficult to justify...
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