Namely, according to an official statement, Transnet warned its customers and the public that it is experiencing illegal industrial action in the form of a go-slow in some of its ports operations. The company added that this has resulted in spill-over delays elsewhere.


In fact, the Port of Ngqura has faced a reduction in operational performance at its container terminal. For this reason, Transnet is communicating with its employees to make sure that the situation at Ngqura Container Terminal gets back to normal.

However, local media reported that Kevin Martin, a retired freight executive and regular commentator about port-side road haulage issues, did not welcome Transnet's attempts to reduce the significance of the delays at the port of Durban. He explained that the strike is due to a non-payment of bonuses.

What is more, after the fact that berthing delays got worse, leading to ships waiting seven days or more to dock, the local markets face important supply chain ramifications.