Transnet to lift force majeure at ports from August 2

30th July 2021 By: Simone Liedtke - Writer

State-owned Transnet will, with effect from August 2, lift the force majeure which was declared by Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) over the container terminals in the ports of Cape Town, Durban, Ngqura and Port Elizabeth.

Transnet believes it is now in a position to service its customers and meet all contractual obligations reliably.

The upliftment of the force majeure follows the phased restoration of the Navis N4 terminal operating system across the container terminals.

The force majeure took effect from July 22, after Transnet experienced a cyberattack, resulting in many operations having to be conducted manually.

In terms of operations, Transnet confirmed on July 30 that TPT would continue to apply the berthing principles of the container operations contract in the container terminals.

This is currently the most practical way of normalising operations and maintaining a complementary port schedule for shipping lines, it explained.