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Trouble at Durban Port
South Africa: Valencia estimate dramatically dropped
As a result the Valencia Focus Group have dropped their predicted volumes by 4.8 million cartons, while the Soft Citrus Focus Group and the Navel Focus Group made slight upward changes to their predictions according to the CGA website.
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Operational issues at Durban container terminal (Pier2)
According to Mitchell Brooke (CGA) the operational statistics which are collected daily show that the average truck volume handled at the gates on a daily basis has decreased by as much as 30% with the average total turnaround time for the trucks that are staged at roughly 300 minutes since June. The worst recorded period was a total turnaround time of roughly 600 minutes.
Most transporters are only able to achieve one container load a day and they are complaining bitterly that the low productivity is having a huge impact on their financial viability. The transporters are at the stage of threatening to blockade the entrance to DCT if the productivity is not improved.
DCT have indicated there is a massive backlog in the maintenance of equipment which is out of service, they have also indicated that large numbers of staff have been suspended recently. All in all this is causing a backlog of reefer containers entering the terminal and in turn causing a backlog at the Durban cold store facilities.
Transnet Port Terminals CE, Mr Karl Socikwa, addressed stakeholders at a meeting last week and urged for understanding at this time and committed to resolving the issues as soon as possible. A good question has been raised that as Transnet is a monopolistic state entity, should the countries container terminals not be regarded as national key points?
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