Transnet harbours – apart from East London – have been hit by mass stay-aways as a strike intensifies.
Some 28 vessels were in limbo outside of Transnet terminals or waiting to be given a dock on Monday.
The Richards Bay terminal had manning levels (the number of people required for work) of 8% with 17 vessels outside and 13 vessels on the berth, the transport utility said in a note to port customers, which News24 Business has seen. While Cape Town’s multi-purpose terminal had 13% manning levels, there were no vessels outside on Monday and five fishing vessels were berthing.
The Durban multi-purpose terminal had 12.5% manning levels with two vessels outside and two vessels berthing on Monday. Durban’s agri-terminal had 10% manning levels and one vessel berthing. – news24.com