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PUBLISHER: Container News (www.container-news.com)

The Port of Durban’s road infrastructure is facing mounting pressure due to a surge in truck traffic, prompting Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to allocate US$12.5 million (R233 million) for road rehabilitation in key container handling port areas – the Container and Maydon Wharf, as well as the liquid bulk Island View precinct.

As a vital contributor to the South African economy, the Port of Durban handles approximately 60% of the nation’s total container volumes. The majority of these containers are transported via the Southern Road Network within the port. However, the influx of trucks over the years has significantly increased, causing the deterioration of the overall road infrastructure.

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