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All operations at Port of Durban back underway

All operations at Port of Durban back underway

Marine operations at the Port of Durban have resumed after being affected by a storm in KwaZulu-Natal in October.

On the terminal side, availability of the rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes at Pier 1 has increased from 11 to 15 while a total of five ship-to-shore (STS) cranes are operational, whilst one is still under repairs.

At Pier 2, 11 STS units are back online with four cranes still under repairs.

Transnet’s railway Natal Corridor line is now fully operational with the Integrated Train Plan running as scheduled following a number of delays as a result of the storm,

However, the South Coast line is yet to return to full operation.

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), Transnet Ports Terminals (TPT) and Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) experienced major disruptions due to the storm, which has been declared a provincial distaster.

All affected divisions have reported damage to their infrastructure, which included cargo handling equipment, buildings, vehicles, railway lines and quay walls.