South Africa Transport Strike Affecting Import/ExportsMay 18, 2010
Operations at national ports in South Africa (Durban, Cape Town, and East London) are at a standstill due to a national strike by approximately 50,000 workers of the state-owned rail and port operator, Transnet, Ltd.
This includes rail system service from the port to inland terminals within Southern Africa. Port Elizabeth remains open; however, we expect workers will strike soon. Although negotiations are taking place between the parties, a resolution is not expected for quite some time.
As a consequence, additional port storage and demurrage charges for import and export containers are inevitable. An additional levy may be applied by shipping lines to compensate for lost revenue.
Your Arpin service team will do everything possible to minimize delays and manage the expectations of the relocating families to the best of their ability.
For further information, please contact your local Arpin International Group coordinator.