South Africa

Transnet Port Terminals preparing for successful citrus season

Transnet Port Terminals has issued a statement saying it is getting ready for another successful citrus season this year. This would follow a 16% year-on-year increase in the volumes handled last year, which was the highest ever recorded. A combination of interventions introduced last year will be employed again this season. These include a revision of TPT’s reefer operating guidelines introduced last year to enhance user experience, following input from internal and external stakeholders.

“There were extensive pre-season engagements with all terminals to manage readiness with a key focus on people, equipment and process optimisation – something we are continuing with this year. We further have weekly integrated planning meetings with both internal and external supply chain stakeholders. This proved especially crucial for deviation management throughout the season,” TPT sales and new business GM Siyabulela Mhlaluka told

He added that introducing the truck booking system at the Durban Container Terminals Pier 1 and Pier 2 significantly contributed towards reducing peak congestion and ensuring workloads were spread out over a 24-hour period.

Citrus season will begin next month at the Durban, Port Elizabeth and Ngqura container terminals.

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