SOUTH AFRICA: PORTS AFFECTED BY CIVIL UNREST
Published: 15 July 2021
Local correspondents have advised that Force Majeure has been declared in the ports of Durban and Richards Bay and that terminal operations in both ports have been suspended. Transport networks have been affected and there have also been reports of lorries being attacked between Johannesburg and Durban and containers in ports being looted. This is part of the wide-scale civil unrest following the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. News today from Richards Bay suggests that the situation seems to be improving slightly and some port activities are going ahead. Members are advised to contact local agents or correspondents for more information.