Durban port resumes metal cargo shipments but at lower operating rate
Published: Wednesday, 22 April 2020
Some metal-product cargoes can now be shipped out of Durban, almost one month after the biggest terminal in sub-Saharan Africa stopped handling such material amid a nationwide lockdown intended to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, Fastmarkets has learned.
By Julian Luk
Several Asia-bound copper cargoes originally scheduled to
leave the South African port one month ago departed over the
past weekend, two trader sources said.
Non-essential cargoes, including metal and mineral products in
containers, have been permitted to leave to ease the congestion
at the port, with pre-booked...