South Africa: Progress Made in Port of Durban Repairs

The Division of Public Enterprises (DPE) has hailed Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) for the “important progress” made in repairs to its Durban Rail and Ports following the heavy rains and flooding in that space in April.

The Port of Durban is one in all South Africa’s most necessary freight ports and serves as a gateway to Gauteng.

“The restoration from the injury brought on by the flooding in KwaZulu-Natal will allow exporters and importers that utilise the Port of Durban to return to normality and Transnet will endeavour that each one transport traces proceed to service the Port of Durban.

“A lot work nonetheless must be executed within the south basin space and Transnet continues to work with the province, municipality and different stakeholders in that space to make sure that work is concluded speedily,” the division mentioned in a press release.

Based on the DPE some 2 673 employees spent 60 days finishing a few of this work with 98% of the experience sourced internally.

“The restore work pertains to 4 main areas – eleven severe areas broken on the railway line which needed to be reconstructed between Durban and Cato Ridge, the reconstruction of components of Bayhead Street the place 60m of the street had collapsed, the creation of a brand new entry street to the port of Durban and upkeep of the railway line which was introduced ahead.

“Which means rail operations on the Hall Container – a key financial node which strikes freight between Gauteng and Durban – will now resume on the one line. Extra capability can be unlocked on the mainline in September when repairs on the second line are accomplished and it is reopened to site visitors,” the division mentioned on Tuesday.