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Hundreds of ships are congested and 100,000 boxes are stranded. A logistics crisis occurs in South Africa!

Souhangwang https://www.sofreight.com/school/souhang_information_article?id=66481&type=2 2023-12-08 18:53:32

Hundreds of ships are congested and 100,000 boxes are stranded. A logistics crisis occurs in South Africa!

How congested are South African ports? Previously, we saw the situation at Durban Port. 70,000 boxes are stranded! A South African port may be congested until next year!



The latest statistics show that as of November 30, the volume of container cargo stranded at the two major ports of Durban and Cape Town and in the open sea waiting to be berthed due to delays has far exceeded 100,000 containers, and the total number of containers has been blocked. The number of container ships has exceeded 100!

National logistics crisis


Recently, the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) released an open letter titled "Addressing Our National Logistics Crisis: A Message from SAAFF"!

The association emphasized in an open letter: "The logistics bottleneck (congestion) in our ports has reached a critical point! This is a national logistics crisis ("National Logistics Crisis")

The South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) also pointed out that port and rail operating company Transnet is one of the main causes of port congestion.


 

Transnet is currently actively seeking solutions to this severe situation and has planned to increase the container handling capacity of Terminal 2 from 2,500 containers/day to 4,000 containers/day in the next two months. Similarly, the handling capacity of Terminal 1 is also planned to increase from 1,200 containers per day to 1,500 containers per day.

Separately, Transnet has announced a suspension of cargo handling for trucks entering its Richards Bay port, with only trucks bound for designated vessels being processed and cleared as more than 100,000 trucks are clustered around the South African port due to a backlog.

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