South African exports are coming under pressure due to increased congestion and a lack of available reefer containers.
This has had several knock-on effects, including bringing older-style bulk reefer vessels out of retirement.
Congestion brought on by the same phenomena as is affecting supply chains elsewhere, has been compounded by inclement summer weather, which has denied access to truck traffic and ruined schedules and bookings – vessels reportedly face average wait times …
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Source: The Loadstar