22 May 2019


by Tony Edwards, Partner, Durban,
Practice Area(s): Shipping & Logistics |

Durban shipping and trade journalist Terry Hutson has reported in Africa Ports & Ships Newsletter that Transnet SOC Ltd, the state-owned holding company of South Africa’s National Ports Authority, has issued a “stop work”  instruction in relation to the main marine construction works to deepen and lengthen berths 203, 204 and 205 at the Durban Container Terminal.  This follows the dismissal of Transnet former CEO Siyabonga Gama and ongoing enquiries into the extent of corruptive practices at Transnet.  The state-owned company said that once the findings of the investigation have been received and studied it will provide further information regarding the implications for the main marine construction contract and its impact on the timelines of the project.