12 October 2017

Freight Operations Partially Resume at the Port of Durban  

Stranded Freight Vessels Recovered and Most Channels Now Cleared

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Shipping News Feature SOUTH AFRICA – Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has announced that marine operations at the Port of Durban have partially resumed following disruptions caused by heavy storms on Tuesday, 10 October 2017, that saw several ships break loose from their mooring and run aground.

TNPA has managed to recover all of the lost vessels and has declared 80% of the navigable area of the port is now safe for marine operations. Sounding surveys indicate that there is some obstruction on the seabed that could pose a risk to navigation and the Port operators state that in the interest of ensuring safe navigation for vessels, operations have commenced in channels that are clear from obstruction. TNPA Chief Executive, Shulami Qalinge, said:

“We are extremely appreciative of the excellent collaboration between TNPA and various stakeholders who acted quickly and efficiently to partially restore normality at the port. Our immediate focus is to continue with the implementation of the recovery operations.”

The Port hopes to achieve full marine operation later today.

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