A logistics expert and adviser to the government, Jan Havenga, says rail network access tariffs proposed by Transnet are “too high” and will not help rail operators claw back market share from road-hauled freight.

In a draft statement released for public comment last week, the interim infrastructure manager created within Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) proposed a 19.7c per gross tonne kilometres (GTK) tariff for private operators seeking to access the rail network. ..

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