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PUBLISHER: Freight News (www.freightnews.co.za)

Equipment isn’t necessarily to blame for the Port of Cape Town’s poor performance and the drop in wine exports it precipitated – respectively down 3% (UK), 16% (Germany) and 50% for the US since 2022; South Africa’s three biggest export markets.

According to Clifford Evans, customs liaison manager at clearing and forwarded Berry & Donaldson, labour issues have become the proverbial elephant in the room that Transnet would rather pretend doesn’t exist.

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