Durban port resumes metal cargo shipments but at lower operating rate

By IM Staff
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...

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