- Nov 11, 2008
Nearly a week later, Transnet has not publicly said why its IT systems are down – but has now told customers sabotage was involved.
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If it becomes easier to unload at Maputo and then drive the goods into SA, part of SADC means it should work, if Transnet don't sort themselves out soon, they may as well just be laid to rest. Supply chains can be refitted, the incentives are there if Transnet doesn't wake up and fast.
A large number of callers are for bunker fuel only. ships are load-limited by weight so a ship travelling west from say china to say brazil can carry more cargo if it carries less fuel and refuels halfway. SA has been a fav for this tactic as we are halfway-ish between lots of places. These ships could equally refuel in daar es salaam or mombasa or maputo