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transnetlogo thumb100 Business Report writes that a two-day-old traffic jam blocking the Bayhead Road entrance to Durban Harbour has prevented fuel tankers from getting in or out to collect and then deliver fuel to service stations in the greater Durban area.  

Service stations are reported to be drying up.  Kevin Martin, an ex-chairman for the Harbour Carriers Association, said on Wednesday that the problem lay in a Transnet labour dispute that was affecting pier one and two.  He said Transnet had been working with labour to resolve the issue.    Reggie Sibiya, the chief executive of the Fuel Retailers Association, said:  “We don’t know the real problem yet, but there are reports of a go-slow by Transnet workers being the cause.  Such a go-slow must be resolved as a matter of urgency for the good of the province and its economy.  We hope the authorities will intervene.” Sibiya said the effects of the go-slow would be severe if it lasted until the weekend.

  • Read this report by Sandile Mchunu and Philippa Larkin in full at Business Report

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