Transnet declared force majeure at the country’s key container terminals after the recent cyber attack. The measure regards the Durban, Ngqura, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town ports.
he force majeure is expected to be lifted soon, with the company noting that the terminals are berthing vessels as planned and are enabling loading and discharge operations with the shipping lines.
However, Transnet explained that some applications may continue to run slowly over the next few days, while monitoring continues.
All operating systems will be brought back in a staggered manner, to minimise further risks and interruptions
After being hit by a cyber attack, Transnet has identified and isolated the source of the disruption on its IT systems.
The cyber attack comes at a time when South African ports have been experiencing violent unrest and rioting in protest against the arrest of former president Jacob Zuma.