TRANSNET IMPLEMENTS NEW STRATEGY TO TRANSFORM SOUTH AFRICA’S PORT OPERATIONS

DURBAN– The Transnet National Ports Authority has launched a new strategy aimed at overcoming the slow rate of transformation in the port operations sector of Transnet, the freigh railway, ports and pipeline company which is majority owned by the South African government.

Labelled, the Island View Precinct Strategy, it is aimed at drawing new players, especially historically disadvantaged persons, into the sector.

Operators in the petrochemical hub in the Port of Durban are involved in the movement and storage of South Africa’s petroleum products.

Shulami Qalinge, the Chief Executive of Transnet National Ports Authority, the port operations division of Transnet, said Wednesday: We need to be mindful and not forget the transformation, particularly in port operations, and I am sure you will agree with me that we are a bit behind when it comes to that.

“This strategy seeks to address just that. It also talks to job preservation and job creation. We are all nervous about it. There are risks attached to it. It also has huge impacts not just for TNPA or Transnet, but the country at large.

The TNPA own and operate the country’s main seaports, including the Port of Durban, the biggest port in sub-Saharan Africa.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK