UPDATE: South Africa Port Disruption - Industrial Action

October 17, 2022


It has been reported by Enca here that an agreement has been reached between Transnet and the union UNTU after 12 days of strike action. Workers are said to be returning to work a the ports on Tuesday of this week.

Force Majeure declared in South African Port

Durban container port terminals have suffered disruption due to ongoing industrial action which started on October 6th. Trade unions Satawu and UNTU are in ongoing negotiations with Transnet Port Terminals.

As has been seen in the ports of Felixstowe, Liverpool and throughout Germany, inflation has been a cause for concern amongst members of the unions who have requested pay increases due to the current state of the economies.

The strike action has also impacted Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Some vessels are currently at anchor awaiting discharge until operations resume. On Monday, it was reported that 28 vessels are waiting to dock.

The situation is ongoing and should you require assistance in South Africa at this time, our logistics teams are available to support, please get in touch here

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