South African commercial ports continue to operate for all types of cargoes despite 21-day nation-wide lockdown imposed by the government on March 26, according to the South African Maritime Safety Authority.

 

The government decided to allow loading and off-loading of all cargoes to ensure functional supply chain across all ports in the country, while priority will be given to essential goods.

 

Transnet will function at a reduced capacity of 70pc with few operations active. It emphasised on integrated container logistics system mainly around the Port of Durban and the link to the economic hub in Gauteng to enable hassle-free and efficient movement of essential containerised goods; the heavy haul rail and ports export system from the Northern Cape to the Port of Saldanha and domestic and export coal through the Port of Richards Bay.

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